The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour

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Following the enthusiastic public response to the UK tour of Titian’s Diana and Actaeon in 2012, the National Gallery initiated a new UK touring exhibition programme to run for three years, which encouraged regional museums to participate.

The Masterpiece Tour sees three major National Gallery paintings tour the UK, one per year between 2014 and 2016. Each annual touring exhibition runs from January to July at three different regional museums for about six weeks per venue.

This exhibition programme supports the Gallery’s aim to promote the understanding, knowledge and appreciation of Old Master painting to as wide an audience as possible.

The three paintings are:


The Execution of Maximilian
Edouard Manet
about 1867-8



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