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This exhibition celebrates the 60th anniversary of the British art tour that established the reputation of the Swindon Collection.

In 1959, the Swindon Collection of Modern British art began a tour of 16 towns and cities of the UK. From Falmouth to Sunderland, Southend-on-Sea to Bolton, thousands of museum visitors were introduced to paintings by Paul Nash, LS Lowry, Gwen John and Graham Sutherland.

The exhibition brings together the 44 works of art sent on tour and presents them alongside some of the most important acquisitions made by the museum in the decades since. It explores the history of the collection and the challenges of touring so many pictures to so many places.

PaintingModern artContemporary artSouth West

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

Bath Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 4BA

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