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Art Fund competition - win a fine art print

— February 2012

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The Art Fund's National Art Pass

In the UK, the Art Fund helps museums, galleries and other institutions to buy works of art for public enjoyment. In return, members of the Art Fund get reduced or even free entrance to over 200 museums, galleries and houses across the UK.

Now the Art Fund is offering a rather nice prize in a competition for art lovers.

The winner of this competition may choose a framed fine art print of any one of the pictures that the Art Fund has helped to buy. Some suggestions are listed below, noting the museum where each original is on view. There are many, many others. All you need to do is answer a simple question  on the Art Fund website and email your answer to the address given on the website.

You have until 5 p.m. on 1 March to get your answer in. The winner will be contacted on 2 March and have 48 hours to claim their prize. So what are you waiting for? Let us know if you win!

1. Peter Paul Rubens, Landscape by Moonlight, 
Courtauld Gallery, London (free entry with National Art Pass)

2. Titian, Tarquin and Lucretia, 
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (free to all)

3. Nicolas Poussin, The Finding of Moses
, National Museum Cardiff, (free to all)

4. Jan Griffier the Elder, Noah's Ark
, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery (free to all)

5. Rembrandt van Rijn, Girl at a Window
, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London (free entry with National Art Pass)

6. Piero di Cosimo, The Forest Fire, 
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (50% off exhibitions with National Art Pass)

7. Sandro Botticelli, Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child,
 Scottish National Gallery (50% off exhibitions with National Art Pass)

8. Nicolas Poussin, A Dance to the Music of Time
, Wallace Collection, (free to all)

9. Anthony van Dyck, Ecce Homo, 
Barber Institute of Fine Arts (free to all)

10. Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-portrait as a Young Man
, Walker Art Gallery (free to all)

The National Art Pass is great value for those in the UK – even if you are coming for a holiday, if you are planning to visit many museums and galleries, it can be worthwhile buying one. At £50 for one person, or £70 for a couple, the cost can be quickly recouped if you do a lot of gallery-going – participating institutions (over 200 of them nationwide) offer anything from a couple of pounds off the entrance charge to completely free entry. Fifty per cent is probably the normal deduction, applicable to many exhibitions. (Museums whose normal collections are free to enter usually still charge for exhibition entrance.)


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