The British Museum opens " Statuephilia ~ Contemporary Sculptors"

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Marc Quinn - SIREN 2008 (detail) - Shown for the first time at the British Museum - © Marc Quinn 2008.

LONDON – The British Museum houses one of the greatest sculpture collections in the world. This autumn, it will showcase a group of major works by leading contemporary British artists in a series of installations paying tribute to the cultural significance of sculpture across the ages. By providing a new context for outstanding examples of contemporary sculpture the project will facilitate visual dialogue with traditions from different eras and encourage the public to engage with them in novel ways. On exhibition 4th October through 5th January, 2009.