Exhibitions: World Museums Unite for Dulwich Picture Gallery’s 200th Anniversary

LONDON (REUTERS).- London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery turns 200 in January, and the museum is in for a birthday treat of 12 masterpieces from around the world, one for every month of its anniversary year. The paintings to be loaned to the gallery in the south of the capital including major works by Velazquez, Vermeer, El Greco, Veronese, Rembrandt, Ingres, Van Gogh, Gainsborough, Constable and Hockney. “Dulwich is recognized internationally as a really important museum in the history of museums,” said gallery director Ian Dejardin. “So I felt able to go and visit and write to directors of major institutions that we’ve worked with over the years to suggest to them that they might like to lend what I suppose