The gallery has today announced that it will be postponing its exhibition that was due to open on the 4th April.

Artemisia Gentileschi, Self Portrait as a Lute Player, about 1615-17 ©️ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, the National Gallery have today announced that it will be postponing its exhibition looking at the work of Artemisia.

With current global travel restrictions in place, the gallery has taken the decision that it will be unable to proceed with the opening of the exhibition as planned on the 4th April. No new date for the opening of the exhibition has been given due to the lack of certainty of the ongoing worldwide situation.

In a statement, Dr Gabriele Finaldi, Director of the National Gallery said: “This was a tough decision for us to take. For logistical and organisational reasons connected with the Coronavirus outbreak, we have had to postpone the show. This is unprecedented for the National Gallery, but in these difficult circumstances it is the right decision. We’d like to thank all our lenders, our sponsor and supporters for being so understanding and supportive of our decision. This is just a temporary postponement, and we look forward to being able to celebrate the astounding artistic achievements of Artemisia Gentileschi with everyone as soon as we possibly can.”

Those who have already purchased a ticket to the exhibition will be contacted as soon as possible.

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