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Allen Gallery

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The Allen Gallery is an art and ceramics gallery in Alton, Hampshire. It houses a large, permanent ceramics collection.[1][2] as well as temporary exhibitions, and is dedicated to the memory of the artist W.H. Allen.

Exhibits[edit | edit source]

As well as ceramics[3][4], the gallery displays furniture, and a statue of a woman known as 'Dolores' by the sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein[5] Since 2014, the gallery has been managed and supported by Hampshire Cultural Trust[6][7]. The gallery is funded through gift shop, cafe[8] and workshop proceeds, visitor donations and charitable bequests[9]

History[edit | edit source]

The front section of the Allen Gallery was originally the coach house, stable and coachman’s house of the Curtis family[10] of 4 High Street. In his will, William Hugh Curtis, the final owner, left the premises to be used as a public museum. The gallery first opened in 1963, and in 1979 was extended with funds from the W.H. Allen Bequest and Hampshire County Council.

External links[edit | edit source]

Allen Gallery, Hampshire Cultural Trust

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