Tuesday 22 August 2023
Preparations for the Renoir exhibition which is taking place later this year at Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery are now well underway.
As part of these preparations, the Museums team has been working with Guernsey Police to implement some changes to the security of the museum, to ensure it is ready ahead of the arrival of the artworks.
In the near future, staff will begin locking the gates of Candie Gardens at night to ensure the site is secure. This measure will remain in place for the duration of the exhibition, which ends on 17th December 2023.
The Police Dog Section will be taking advantage of the locked gardens to exercise their dogs in the park later in the evenings. Signs have been put up to make the public aware the dogs will be in the area, however this will only be after the gates are locked.
The exhibition - Renoir in Guernsey, 1883 - represents tens of thousands of hours over four years put in by the various teams. David Ummels, the Founder of Art for Guernsey, who has worked in partnership with Guernsey Museums & Galleries and the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny to make the exhibition a reality, described it as not just a fine art exhibition, but a celebration of the island's rich cultural heritage.
Tickets are on sale at artforguernsey.com, with adult tickets costing £10 and children's tickets £5. Tickets are booked for 60-minute slots. The exhibition opens on 30th September.