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Dulwich Picture Gallery

Year: 2006, 90 mins
Code: ILL-DulPt1

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Dulwich Picture Gallery is England's first purpose-built public art gallery. Designed by Sir John Soane, the influential building holds one of the world's finest Old Master collections including great works by Poussin, Rubens, Canaletto, Reynolds and Gainsborough.

This film goes behind the scenes at the gallery, and offers an insider's view of a vibrant working world. Included are the restoration of Rembrandt's glorious Girl at a Window, exhibition re-hangs, the work of the gallery's award-winning education team, and extensive interviews with the key creatives.

The documentary addresses the gallery's remarkable history, architecture and collection, and is complemented by an additional twenty short films looking at a selection of its finest masterpieces. Intimate and revealing, this film of Dulwich Picture Gallery offers a unique view of one of the nation's favourite galleries.

Length: 1 x 30 minutes + 20 x 3 minutes

Ian A.C. Dejardin is an art historian who was Director of the Dulwich Picture Gallery in Dulwich, southeast London, England. In August 2016 Dulwich Picture Gallery announced that he would be leaving to become Chief Executive of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Ontario in April 2017.

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