Exhibitions will be something to treasure

Monday 11 February 2013 Updated: 12/02 14:39

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Buy photos » Chadding on Mounts Bay, painted by Alexander Stanhope-Forbes in 1902, will be among the treasures on display. Picture courtesy of Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum.

TREASURES from Worcester's magnificent art collection will be revealed at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum from this Saturday.

Hot on the heels of the incredibly popular Laura Knight exhibition comes Treasure Me, which celebrates the city's collection dating back to 1896.

Visitors can enjoy their favourite artworks through three separate exhibitions, as well as some lesser-known treasures.

About the Art Collection tells the history behind it and includes the gallery's earliest and most recently collected paintings. It also shows the work involved in making a painting fit to go on display.

Your Top Ten Treasures looks in depth at the Top Ten paintings as voted for by visitors to the gallery in 2009.

Favourites including Chadding on Mounts Bay and John Harris' Prospect of Worcester will be on show. It also features a mystery number 11 which is the largest painting in Worcester's collection.

My Generation takes a look back over pictures from the fifties to the noughties and the memories they stir, to fuel the debate over which generation collected the best art.

A series of talks will accompany the exhibitions including Behind the Scenes with the Collection which features a rare visit to the museum basement on the first Tuesday of each month.

Spaces are limited so booking is essential on 01905 25371 with a cost of £6. Focus on the Top Ten Paintings will take place on the last Thursday of each month, with each talk discussing a different Top Ten painting.

This is a drop-in event and no booking is necessary, cost £2. For more information see www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Treasure Me runs until June 8.

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