Dulwich Picture Gallery celebrates 200th anniversary





England's first purpose-built public art gallery has been celebrating its 200th anniversary.

The Dulwich Picture Gallery opened its doors in 1811 when Sir Francis Bourgeois bequeathed his collection "for the inspection of the public".

On Sunday, the south London gallery was putting on live musical performances, a falconry show and a fireworks display.

Twelve paintings from some of the world's most famous galleries will go on show at the gallery throughout 2011....




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