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Missing piece of a Magritte masterpiece discovered

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A missing piece of a once lost work by René Magritte has been discovered beneath another of his works in the collection at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

During recent conservation work on La Condition humaine, ahead of the painting being loaned to the Pompidou Centre in Paris, an x-ray revealed the existence of a previous work beneath the surface, this has been identified as one quarter of a once lost work called La Pose enchantée which disappeared for over 80 years before parts were discovered beneath other Magritte works in the collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm in 2013.

Please note that as this work is in the process of being loaned to the Pompidou Centre for a René Magritte exhibition it’s currently unavailable to view at Norwich Castle. Follow Norwich Castle, Castle Art and the Conservation Department on Twitter to keep up-to-date with the latest information.

What’s On at Norwich Museums, Out Now!

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Click here or on the image to download your copy of the new What’s On leaflet.

Find out about our new exhibition Fishermen & Kings: The Photography of Olive Edis - plus half-term Hallowe’en activities; talks, workshops, and tours throughout autumn and winter.

To keep abreast of events at all the museums, sign up to our regular e-bulletins here.



Norfolk Museums 2016 leaflet now available

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Discover all ten museums in one booklet - plus events and exhibitions to look out for this year.

Time and Tide. Halfway to Paradise: The Birth of British Rock. Photographs by Harry Hammond

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Showing until Sunday 2 October

A touring exhibition from the V&A of photographs by showbiz photographer Harry Hammond, who captured definitive images of rock and roll stars of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Plus memorabilia from Great Yarmouth’s rock and roll heyday. Find out more here.

Discover the Voices from the Workhouse – Open now!

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Come and discover the exciting new galleries at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, open now following a major redevelopment. Hear real stories of those who lived and worked within its walls and explore the impact of this intriguing institution.

Take an immersive journey through the new galleries and find out more about the workhouse regime and what inmates had to eat. Discover how they worked, rested and even how they played – you may be surprised by some of things you will find!

For more information, visit Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse.

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I am absolutely thrilled. I could never in a thousand years imagine that I could be fortunate enough to find a fossil and have it identified.