Skip to main content

Jan van Huysum Visits

A tour of Jan van Huysum's 'Flowers in a Terracotta Vase' to a series of unusual and unexpected locations throughout the UK.

A new tour right across the UK

From early June to late August, 'Flowers in a Terracotta Vase' will visit Cornwall, Norfolk, the East Midlands, South Yorkshire, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The painting will go on display in unusual or unexpected, non-museum venues, including a food bank and community library, a covered market, a former department store and community centres.

Follow the journey

Art and wellbeing

The tour will promote ways in which art and culture can support wellbeing and reach audiences who have been disproportionately affected by Covid-19 and the UK lockdowns. At each destination the display will explore one of six ‘Ways to Wellbeing': Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning, Give, and Care (for the Planet).

In each setting, we are working closely with the venue as well as a local museum or gallery to ensure that as many people as possible can engage with the painting and make it come alive in new and different ways.

Explore the painting

Will it fit through the doors?
A rare opportunity to see what it takes to set up 'Jan van Huysum Visits' in its unconventional setting.
Jan van Huysum's 'Flowers in a Terracotta Vase'
See 'Flowers in a Terracotta Vase' through the eyes of a florist, potter, scribe and ornithologist
Jan van Huysum's 'Flowers in a Terracotta Vase'
Lucy Chiswell gets her gardening gloves on for some time with van Huysum's flowers.

Audio description

Artemisia Visits

Jan van Huysum Visits builds on the tour of Artemisia's 'Self Portrait of Saint Catherine of Alexandria' to a school, library, prison and doctor's surgery, in 2019.

Find out more

This project is supported by Art Explora –
Académie des Beaux-Arts Award

Insurance has been gifted by Blackwall Green

Supported by The John S Cohen Foundation 

Be the first to hear our latest stories
From peeks behind the scenes to in-depth looks at the nation's favourite paintings
Sign up