Monday, 03 October 2016 16:02

Russell-Cotes LGBT Community Exhibition

To mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Russell-Cotes is launching an exciting project working with the LGBT community to explore the hidden treasures in its collections and to create a stunning new exhibition.

Members of the LGBT community with museum curators, will explore some of the thousands of art works in the Russell-Cotes, taking inspiration from its founders Merton and Annie Russell-Cotes’ passion for collecting. They will be able to choose the pieces they love to form a major exhibition in the galleries from May to October 2017.

The Russell-Cotes is working in partnership with Bournefree to raise awareness of LGBT history and issues and, through the exhibition and associated events to reach a new audience.

Built in 1901 and beautifully situated on the sea front, the Russell-Cotes is a rare example of the residence of a Victorian private collector. Given to the people of Bournemouth it attracts visitors from around the world with its extraordinary atmosphere and internationally-renowned art collections.

Come to the project launch at 6.30pm on Thursday 20 October to find out more and get involved.

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