Current exhibitions at the Guildhall

There are currently two exhibitions at the Guildhall in the City of London that might be of interest to followers of this site …

In the Guildhall Art Gallery, there is a major new exhibition entitled “Architecture of London”, featuring 80 artworks by 60 artists portraying London’s ever-changing cityscape from the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, from the  Baroque Era to the Post-Modernist (including the “Old St Paul’s” diptych of 1616, on loan from the Society of Antiquaries).  This one runs until 1st December, and entry costs £10 (£7 concs).  Photography is prohibited.

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In the Guildhall Library, there is a small, but well-formed, new exhibition entitled “Sir Thomas Gresham (1519-1579): Tudor, Trader, Shipper, Spy”, featuring informative displays about Gresham’s life and legacy, and interesting artefacts from Gresham College’s Collections (including a musical score annotated by Purcell) .  This one runs until mid-September, and entry is free.  Photography is permitted.

One of the contributors to the Gresham exhibition is the Tudor historian John Guy, whose book, “Gresham’s Law … “, is due out later this month.

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