Looking for something interesting to do this April? The Florence Nightingale Museum has some fun and interesting things in store for the whole family. Come to the new exhibition Hidden Treasures from the Hospital Vaults. It will only be here for a few more weeks, so why not stop on by while it’s still here.
Come see the remarkable art collection of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ charity. This exhibition showcases precious and fragile items from the Charity’s collection that have never been displayed in public before. The exhibition will be closing on April 14th, so you really do not want to miss this.
Some of the hidden treasures from the hospital vaults include a previously unknown portrait of the tragic boy king Edward VI, the only son of Henry VIII. It was recently discovered hidden in the art collection of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Charity, and the only place you can see this is in The Florence Nightingale Museum.
Other pieces on display for the first time ever include a gold memorial ring made for Thomas Guy’s funeral and things such as 18th –century silverware. See a series of curious short films from the 1950’s commissioned by the Ministry of Health to train physiotherapists, as well as artworks created by other renowned 20th century artists. Be dazzled by works of art from Dame Elizabeth Frink, Albert Irvin, Patrick Caulfield and Robert Motherwell just to name a few.
Make this spring a fun time for the whole family to enjoy. Learn about our past history and have bragging rights that you have seen never before seen items and artwork. Learn about the items and get up close and personal to them and be the most knowledgeable on the subject. What better way to start of the spring season than to have this once in a life time opportunity.