The Turner Bequest at the National Gallery
Wednesday 24th April 2019, 18.00 – 19.30 (doors open at 17.30)
Huntley Room, London Metropolitan Archives
This talk will consider the history of the Turner Bequest at the National Gallery, starting by looking at Turner’s will, how it was contested by his relatives before the Court of Chancery, and the resolution of the court case. We will then turn to the history of the display of the Turners at Trafalgar Square and the complicated relationship between the National and Tate Galleries as they sought to determine the final, and at times controversial, distribution of the bequest.
Alan Crookham is Research Centre Manager at the National Gallery where he is responsible for the management of the library and archive collections and for the strategic development of both physical and digital access to these resources and augmentation of their use for research. He also works to support collaborative research activities both within the Gallery and with the broader academic community. Alan is the author of The National Gallery: An Illustrated History.
Advance booking is essential. Please book your place through Eventbrite or by telephoning Alex Fisher (AfL Secretary) on 020 7594 8818.
Free for AfL members, £6 for non-members