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Out of the Shadows: MacDonald Gill Loan

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!

Loan to the Esoterick Collection for “The Poster King: Edward McKnight Kauffer”

London Transport Museum’s Poster Collection is one of the most sought after in terms of loans requests the Museum receives. A loan must be agreed months before an actual exhibition opens to ensure that all the relevant paperwork has been completed.

This week, London Transport Museum has sent out seven posters and three artworks by one of London Transport’s most prolific artists, Edward McKnight Kauffer. The posters and artworks are being loaned by the Esoterick Collection of Modern Italian Art, who are holding their exhibition, The Poster King: Edward McKnight Kauffer from 14th September to 18th December 2011.

We are very excited to see this prolific artist’s work for London Underground exhibited with his other commissions such as those for Shell that he made during his time in England.