Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

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Monday, 27 October 2008

Margate Artwork


When the Margate Museum was managed by Thanet District Council between the 1987 and 1994, the Museum budget allowed the purchase of aquisitions to the collection. One such aquisition was this fine painting by Alfred Clint circa 1830 at a cost of £2,500. Today this painting is valued between £20,000 to £30,000 and is on display in the stairwell of the Museum. TDC at the time published a set of postcards featuring the artwork in the Museum and up until closure they could be purchased from the Museum and from the tourist information centre, and are still on sale in the information centre.
On the back of this postcard pictured above is the number 6712 which I assume must be the number of the painting as is appears on the TDC list, as I cannnot imagine it to be a postcard number. The list of public artwork cannot be obtained from TDC under the Freedom of Information Act, so I will be putting the postcard collection in due course on my blog to keep Museum watchers in the loop.

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