Hidden Treasures from the Hospital Vaults
Our new exhibition Hidden Treasures from the Hospital Vaults: The Remarkable Art Collection of Guy's and St Thomas' Charity opens on 27th November. The exhibition will showcase precious and fragile items from the Charity’s collection that have never been displayed in public before.
It includes a previously unknown portrait of the tragic boy king Edward VI, only son of Henry VIII, recently discovered hidden in the art collection of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. Other pieces on display for the first time include a gold memorial ring made for Thomas Guy’s funeral, 18th-century silverware, a series of curious short films from the 1950s commissioned by the Ministry of Health to train physiotherapists, as well as artworks by Dame Elizabeth Frink, Albert Irvin, Patrick Caulfield and Robert Motherwell and other renowned 20th century artists.
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