National Gallery: Famous artworks go on loan for first time

For its 200th anniversary, masterpieces by Constable and Monet will be exhibited across the UK. …

The Manod Quarry in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, was almost impregnable to bombing. In a top secret venture, works by Turner, da Vinci, Van Dyck and other Old Masters were packed into airtight, climate-controlled brick huts in a huge cavern in the heart of the Manod mountain until the war ended.

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