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Flaxman Sculpture Gallery: University College London

UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, University College London, London, Greater London, WC1E 6BT

Join us for a tour of the Flaxman Sculpture Gallery at University College London. Our collection contains the largest single group of works by neoclassical British artist John Flaxman and represents a unique archive of his life and work.

The Flaxman Collection at UCL contains the largest single group of works by Flaxman and includes plaster models, drawings, and prints. It is a unique archive, offering insight into the Flaxman’s working methods and the development of individual monuments.

Join us for a 1-hour walking tour of the highlights of this collection, including plaster casts from the UCL Art Museum and the magnificent neoclassical Flaxman Gallery, housed in the main library at the heart of our Bloomsbury campus.

The Flaxman Gallery first opened to the public in November 1851 when 39 of Flaxman’s plaster models were set into the walls under UCL’s dome, with the full-scale model for his work St. Michael Overcoming Satan located in the centre. One of the first visitors was Prince Albert, who headed the list of subscribers to the Flaxman Gallery Fund. Despite facing many challenges over the last 170 years, including losing more than one hundred plaster models to enemy action during the Second World War, our Gallery and collection still presents an authentic Victorian ensemble of eminent sculpture and design.

Join us on one of our exclusive guided tours of these works and discover the fascinating story behind this stunning collection.

This event took place in September 2023 and the entry is now archived.

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UCL Museums & Cultural Programmes

Date last modified: 18th August 2023 at 17:34