Witnesses: émigré medallists in Britain
1 January 2019 - 14 April 2019free
British Museum, London
An exhibition celebrating the invaluable role played by artists from abroad in the development of British medallic art. On display are medals that span six centuries, including notable works by medallists who fled Nazi oppression and sought refuge in Britain. Medallist Paul Vincze summed up the question of nationality in 1975 when he stated: ‘I am Hungarian. My wife is French. We are British’, and objects on display will demonstrate how artists from abroad identified strongly with the country to which they had come.