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Icon Member to feature in new BBC series on Britain's lost masterpieces

New BBC4 series aims to uncover precious works lying in storage in local museums and galleries

Britain’s publicly owned art collection contains over 210,000 paintings but over 80% of these are locked away in storage at any one time. Among this secret treasure trove of mystery paintings are some of the finest works of art the public owns (but didn’t know they had). There might even be some priceless Old Masters lost in the vaults.

A new BBC4 series, Britain’s Lost Masterpieces, aims to uncover these precious works and has enlisted the help of Simon Gillespie ACR and his team.

In an episode airing on Wednesday 28th September (9pm BST on BBC4), Simon will be examining a painting from the storeroom of the Swansea Museum.

The team hopes to reveal a lost masterpiece that will not only become a jewel of the collection of Swansea Museum but may also rewrite art history.

What will Simon and his team uncover? Find out on Wednesday!

Simon and his team will also be appearing in subsequent episodes of the series, Wednesdays at 9pm. Look out for updates at @Conservators_uk.

The team welcomes feedback on the show, so do get in touch at, @GillespieStudio, or 020 7493 3900.

Image: Presenters Jacky Klein and Dr Bendor Grosvenor in a still from Britain's Lost Masterpieces; BBC, Fair Use


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