Swansea Museum kicks off new BBC series
6th October 2016
Britain's Lost Masterpieces
Ep 1: SWANSEA BBC Four
Join Dr. Bendor Grosvenor and Jacky Klein as they seek out the work of some of the biggest names in art, lying hidden in local museums and country houses all across Britain.
Britain’s publicly owned art collection contains over 210,000 paintings. However, at any one time, over 80 percent of these are locked away in storage. Among this treasure trove of paintings are some of the finest works of art the public owns - some whose significance has yet to be discovered.
Swansea Museum's store contains everything from a stuffed pigeon to a police car, but can Bendor and Jacky reveal a priceless masterpiece that will not only become a jewel of Swansea museum’s collection, but also re-write art history?
Also in this episode, a rare appearance at the museum of a giant painting of local coal miners prompts Jacky to re-examine the life of the man who painted them, the renowned Polish artist Josef Herman.
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