The National Gallery Evacuation, 1939 ›

24 September, 2015

As war loomed in 1939, German bombing appeared inevitable, and evacuation became an absolute priority. However, it wasn’t only people who were evacuated from the cities. Paintings and art treasures were also among those evacuated, firstly to caves and castles, and then to a cavern complex in Merionethshire, mid Wales. The National Gallery had evacuated its treasures once before in… Read more ›