The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Monday, December 22, 2014


London to Hold Year Long Celebration of Stamps, Design and Postal Heritage
©Royal Mail Group Ltd., 2009. Courtesy: The British Postal Museum & Archive.
LONDON.- A year long festival of exhibitions and events celebrating stamps, their design and postal heritage kicks off in January 2010. The "London 2010: Festival of Stamps", coordinated by The British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA), will show the important role that stamps play in our lives: as a key part of a nation’s heritage they form the world’s biggest public art gallery, showcasing a diverse and striking picture of the world.

A highlight of next year’s Festival includes a major exhibition which celebrates the centenary of George V’s (1910-1936) accession to the throne. "Empire Mail: George V and the GPO", opens at the prestigious Guildhall Art Gallery, in the heart of the City of London, 7 May and runs until July 25, 2010. Many items from the BPMA’s unique collections will be on display in this exhibition that explores the life of King George V, who became known as the Philatelist King through his personal passions as a stamp collector. Featuring posters, vehicles, pillar boxes, philatelic rarities and gems from the GPO Film Unit, "Empire Mail: George V and the GPO" will display themes from the King’s reign such as innovations in mail transportation, the first Atlantic air crossing, the rise of graphic design in the 1920s and 1930s and war-time memorabilia.

One of the first events of the Festival is "Post Abolition: Commemorative Stamps From Around The World" (18 January 2010 – 30 June 2010). This new display in the London, Sugar and Slavery Gallery of the Museum of London Docklands looks at how the abolition of slavery has been commemorated through the everyday postage stamp.

Other events taking place across London and beyond include displays at the British Library; British Museum; Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum; and a celebration of the 150th anniversary of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home with stamps featuring cats and dogs. There’s also a walking tour which explores 400 years of postal history and developments in the iconic street furniture of telephone kiosks and letter boxes. The tour takes in former GPO buildings, and the sites of old coffee houses and inns which were at the heart of communications across the empire.

Douglas Muir, Curator of Philately, The British Postal Museum & Archive said: “the London 2010: Festival of Stamps offers something for everyone – whether you’re an enthusiast of international rugby, African culture or more broadly interested in geography or history, or design in the 1920s and 30s. The Festival not only aims to fascinate keen stamp collectors and philatelists but anyone with an interest in design and the world.”

The British Postal Museum & Archive | The London 2010 | George V | Post Abolition |




Today's News

December 22, 2009

Over 1,000 Unpublished Letters and Postcards by Joan Miró See the Light of Day

$12-Million Gift from Mandel Family Goes to Israel Museum

Pope Benedict XVI Says Visit to Holocaust Memorial 'Upsetting'

Ahlen Art Museum to Present a Special Exhibition "Intimacy! Bathing in Art"

New Works on Paper Section Attracts First-Time Exhibitors to TEFAF Maastricht

ARCOmadrid_2010 was Officially Presented at Museo Reina Sofia

Third Solo Exhibition for Esteban Pastorino Díaz at PDNB Gallery

London to Hold Year Long Celebration of Stamps, Design and Postal Heritage

Second Solo Show for Oliver Laric at Seventeen Gallery

Pop Up Exhibition on View at the Empire State Building

Scream Gallery Winter Exhibition Features Hopper, Doherty & Wood

Snite Museum of Art to Show Selected Drawings from Weisberg Collection

Museum Exhibits Pictures Drawn by Delta Passengers

Zabludowicz Collection Anounces Largest Ever Showcase of Works from its Collection

The Nelson-Atkins Explores New Narrative Pathways and Inventive Cinematic Experiences

Vaclava Spala Gallery in Prague Shows "Symbio: a Digital Heartbeat"

Chagall Exhibit Pulled from Troubled Fresno Museum

Arne Quinze Exhibits a Selection of Works from His Africa Electronica Exhibition

Tino Sehgal to Create a Special Mise-en-Scene at the Guggenheim

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Colossal statue of Amenhotep III unveiled on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt

2.- British royals crown New York visit with gala dinner

3.- Missing artwork rediscovered in "Stuart Little" sells for over 200,000 euros at auction

4.- Rossetti's Venus Verticordia soars at Sotheby's in London to sell for £2.88 million

5.- Russian magnate buys, then returns Nobel prize to American geneticist James Watson

6.- Egyptian Museum unveils four newly renovated halls of the famed Tutankhamun gallery

7.- 'The Secret of Dresden: From Rembrandt to Canaletto' on view at the Groninger Museum

8.- Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum reopens after three-year renovation

9.- More than 200 queries about works by possible heirs received on Nazi-era art hoard

10.- Attorney, artist and filmmaker reflects on the seven lessons learned at 2014 Art Basel Miami Beach



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site