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15 Jan 2012

“Tate brushes aside Old Master experts”

John Constable, Opening of Waterloo Bridge (Tate): the Sunday Times noted ‘Currently, of the 51 Constable [in the collection], just 20 are on show’, not including this work

“Three experts on Old Masters are set to leave Tate Britain, prompting accusations that the gallery has been taken over by promoters of modern art … One eminent academic, who did not want to be named, said ‘All the senior roles are taken by modernists. The historical side is just regarded as a minor department'” (Dalya Alberge in The Sunday Times, 15 January 2012)