Wednesday, February 16, 2011

We have saved the Settle!

Hello everyone,

we are very pleased to be able to announce that we have been successful in our attempt to acquire the beautiful zodiac settle, designed by Gothic Revival genius, William Burges.

Now, we have done several posts about this before with lots of background information about Burges, and about the settle. You can read our previous post here.

We are very pleased that the Daily Telegraph covered the story. You can read their coverage here. The settle is currently with our conservator. Sadly, it won't be on public exhibition until we reopen in 2012. However, it will form a central part of our new William Burges Gallery within the new Art Gallery & Museum, where it will be on display from 2012 onwards.

Most of all we would like to thank you all for your help and support in our campaign to save the settle. In particular we would like to thank our funders, the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund and the Trustees of the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery who all made it possible for the settle to find a permanent home (and settle down) here in Bedford.

*Big Hugs*

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