London Transport Museum receives many requests for loans from other museums. Loans must be agreed months in advanced to make sure the requested items are available, are of a sound condition, that conservation requirements are met and to make sure all the relevant paperwork is completed in time for the exhibition opening.
Last week, London Transport Museum received back 7 posters and 1 enamel sign that had been loaned by Brighton University for their exhibition, Out of the Shadows: MacDonald Gill, which ran from 22nd July – 31st August. The exhibition brought together the seven maps that MacDonald Gill created for London Transport with commissions from marketing and communications companies such as the Empire Marketing Board.
His work is renowned for the great detail and the humourous captions that run alongside them.
It was great to see so many wonderful pieces by Gill brought together in one place!