Thursday, 29 March 2007

Machin Exhibition and a New Book

As mentioned in my previous post, this is the year, to mark the 40th anniversary of Arnold Machin’s portrait of The Queen.

Here is some more news that may interest you.

The British Postal Museum ( BPMA) has planned a major exhibition to explore the development of this iconic design. Due to open at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in July http://www.rca.ac.uk

The exhibition entitled "Timeless & Classic: Elizabeth Queen & Icon" will be a rare opportunity for more people to learn about how this design classic came about.

Another smaller exhibition at Freeling House will run from 4 May 2007 for a year. this will include photographic artwork, essays and plaster casts.

The main exhibition will be held at The RCA, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU. 19 July - 16 August 2007. Private viewing will be on 18 July (evening).

If you would like more information on this exhibition please contact the B P M A Exhibitions & Events Officer, Zoe Lewis zoe.lewis@postalheritage.org.uk by email or on telephone on 020 7239 5150.

The book

This anniversary will also be marked by the publication of a book entitled "A Timeless Classic: The Evolution of Machin’s Icon" written by BPMA Curator of Philately, Douglas Muir.

The book will be available to buy from the BPMA shop from the 5 May 2007 at a cost of £19.95 plus £2.00 postage and packing. You will be able to purchase this using a credit or debit card at their shop or by calling the shop on 020 7239 5125.

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