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Culture minister praises University’s role in Hull 2017

16th January 2017

Minister of State for Digital and Culture, the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, was given a guided tour of the stunning British Museums ‘Lines of Thought – Drawing from Michelangelo to Now’ exhibition on show until 28 February at the University of Hull as part of his visit to the city today.

The minister was accompanied around the exhibition in the University’s recently redeveloped Brynmor Jones Library by Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Glenn Burgess and John Bernasconi, Director of Fine Art at the University, as well as student volunteers.

‘Lines of Thought’ is a British Museum Partnership Tour, and the free exhibition features works from some of the world’s greatest artists, from Dürer to Degas, Michelangelo to Matisse and Rembrandt to Riley.

The minister was in the region today to see how Hull is celebrating its City of Culture year and also visited the Ferens Gallery, which reopens this week to the public.

He said: “The exhibition is exceptional and also thought-provoking in the amount of historically significant and unfinished drawings that underpin lots of different types of art forms - from architecture to sculpture to classical oil paintings. I'm delighted that the University is playing such a central role in City of Culture because the legacy of the City of Culture project is so important and the University is an anchor of Hull's development.”

More information on the British Museums: Lines of Thought exhibition.

 

The exhibition is exceptional and also thought-provoking in the amount of historically significant and unfinished drawings that underpin lots of different types of art forms - from architecture to sculpture to classical oil paintings. I'm delighted that the University is playing such a central role in City of Culture because the legacy of the City of Culture project is so important and the University is an anchor of Hull's development.