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Open House London 2014

Come and visit the Government Art Collection (GAC), see a display of art marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, go 'behind the scenes' and find out how the GAC operates.

Switch line to the Bapaume Road

© Courtesy of the Procter estate/Bridgeman Art Library

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This year Open House London (an annual event, when buildings throughout London open their doors to the public) takes place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September. The Government Art Collection (GAC) is taking part and invites you on a tour of the GAC building, near Tottenham Court Road.

The displays include a selection of work marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. During your tour you will see Ernest Procter's bleak French landscape showing the Switch line to the Bapaume Road (image 1); Arthur Kampf's portrait of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reservist Cecil Arthur Tooke, OBE (1884-1966) seaman, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (image 2); and Kazimierz Pochwalski's portrait of Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830-1916) Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary (image 3). You will also have a chance to view the Racking Area and Workshop.






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