Émigrés: Twentieth-century Self-portraits by Artists from Abroad at the National Portrait Gallery

Since 2010 the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust (MLvM) has been generously supporting the British Museum’s International Training Programme.   So far the Trust has sponsored 24 participants on the Summer Programme and has also provided funding for the following supported development and legacy projects for our alumni:-

Learning, Engagement and Museums

Yerevan, Armenia

25 – 28 October 2016

Glasgow Museums Association Conference

7 – 11 November 2016

ITP+ Course

Temporary exhibitions and permanent displays

15 – 19 May 2017

Marie-Louise von Motesiczky was a painter born in Vienna in 1906. She left Vienna immediately after the Anschluss with Germany in 1938, she and her mother Henriette arrived in England in 1939 where they were to spend the rest of their lives.

Currently, Self-portrait in Black by Marie Louise von Motesiczky, 1959 is on display at the National Portrait Gallery in their new exhibition Émigrés: Twentieth-century Self-portraits by Artists from Abroad.  The show, which is on from 27 May – 1 October 2017, focuses on work by artists from abroad who came to Great Britain in response to the Second World War and the Nazi invasions of Austria and Poland.

You can find out more about the show by following this link http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/display/2017/emigres-twentieth-century-self-portraits-by-artists-from-abroad

… and I hope that those of you in London on the Programme this summer will have the opportunity to see the show.

Finally, more information about the Trust can be found on their website http://www.motesiczky.org/