Stolen art back from the USA!

Newspaper Headline: Stolen Art Back from the USA

The People’s Museum has made the front page of the esteemed Camden New Journal with our story of retrieving the ‘missing’ 1930s Gilbert Bayes artwork: Stolen art back from the USA.

The Somers Town People’s Museum – known as A Space For Us, and based in Phoenix Road – raised thousands of pounds to bid for a pair at an auction in Florida. The campaign to recover the finials has been spearheaded by the museum’s Diana Foster and social historian Stephen McCarthy – and while they are thrilled to have recovered two, they know there are scores still out there.

Dan Carrier, Camden New Journal

Read all about it here

With a double spread and an editorial here we hope the developers take notice – why would you not look to an area’s heritage to inform new development?
Why is beautiful art intended for working class estates in this area so neglected?

Event and Private View

Please come to our Saturday event to view the new ‘finials’ and for a guided walk and film about Gilbert Bayes – find out all about this and our exiting new heritage installation trail.

Date: April 1st at 1.30-4pm

Location: People’s Museum A Space for us Somers Town

You can support us in preserving what’s left, getting back what we can, and building a display for local people here in the area.

A ceramic Tailor with red hair.
The Tailor – one of the new Gilbert Bayes finials
The newspaper spread about our auction acquisition

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