By Janet Simmonds – Museum Manager Central
Due to curatorial advice regarding conservation, the next few months will see some changes to the Connect galleries on the first floor at Cartwright Hall. Some paintings will be moved to store which enables us to showcase some works which have not been on display for some time, giving visitors a fresh insight into the collections we hold.
We have just replaced Andy Warhol’s ‘Marilyn’ with David Hockney’s photo collage ‘My Mother, Bolton Abbey; with ‘Dead Beatrice’ by Rossetti (to be part of a Rossetti exhibition next year) being replaced by ‘Madonna and Child’ by Rosso Fiorentino.
Also, ‘Ingleborough from under White Scar, Yorkshire Limestone Strata’ 1868 by John Atkinson Grimshaw has replaced Hockney’s photo collage, ‘Gordale Scar’.
We welcome back from a major Pre-Raphaelite tour, Ford Madox Brown’s ‘The First Translation of the Bible into English’ of 1847-8 and say goodbye, albeit temporarily, to Lowry’s ‘Industrial Landscape, Ashton under Lyne’, which is on loan to Tate Britain for the forthcoming exhibition, Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life. Replacing this painting is Hockney’s ‘Bolton Junction’ of 1956.
So, lots of changes, we hope you enjoy them!