Results tagged “museum of london docklands”
If the capital is moving east, then the Thames Estuary is moving west. An unnerving thought for a city that generally views this journey's end as a place of damp and mystery, a repository of detritus and industrial skeletons.
After much political debate about the future of Old Flo, the story of how the Henry Moore sculpture came into being has been put on show by a venue striving to preserve her future.
The exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands, entitled Henry Moore And The East End, delves into the story of the Tower Hamlets statue, officially known as Draped Seated Woman, by showcasing a variety of the sculptor's drawings, maquettes and plaster models, as well as bringing visitors up-to-date with its potential sale.
Legal issues of ownership have muddied the waters of the potential sale of Henry Moore's Draped Seated Woman.
Representatives from Bromley Council wrote to Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman, who has vowed to auction off the sculpture, challenging his right to sell the statue affectionately-known as Old Flo.
Schoolchildren will soon rule the roost at the Museum of London Docklands.
Year Six pupils from Harbinger Primary School, in Tower Hamlets, have been learning about eight periods of history, including the Tudors, pirates in the 1700s and life in the Docklands during the Second World War.
There could be a glimmer of hope for Tower Hamlets councillors fighting to bring the borough's Henry Moore sculpture back home.
Currently, the multi-million pound Draped Seated Woman affectionately known as Old Flo, is on-loan to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.