What If We Gave Them Back

Read the Curatorial Statement

Part 01 – Friday, 18 February 2022

A New Start – Friday, 25 February 2022

Part 3 – Saturday, 5 March 2022

The statues have gone back, and in the morning light the curators assemble.

They gather in formations plotting the fate of the newly available space with excitement.

Part 04 – Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Discussions continue, without conclusion. A workshop space, a new directors office?

Another cafe? Artefacts, loaned without duress?  Corporate venue? Decisions take time.

They call it a day.

Part 05 – Saturday, 26 March 2022

Maintenance crews and museum security begin work in the new space.

But what’s this?

Cleaning the plinths reveals their original, vibrant colours!

Part 06 – Monday, 11 April 2022

Part 07 – Tuesday, 19 March 2022

Freshly revealed original paintwork in the gallery inspires its first new use – a party that goes on until the morning.

The director appears early the next day to plot the future of the space… and the museum.

Meanwhile, there is a rustling in the galleries.