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Ben Uri exhibitions become free to everyone

— April 2013

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London's Ben Uri Gallery, where exhibition entrance will soon be free for everyone

Free entry to all Ben Uri exhibitions from 19 April 2013        

Ben Uri has announced the launch of its new business Preferred Partner scheme with its first agreement commencing April 2013.   

The long-established and highly respected private London art dealer ‘Manya Igel Fine Art’ has agreed terms for its benefits as a Preferred Partner and as a result Ben Uri is able to withdraw all entry charges to the museum and all its exhibitions at its Boundary Road Gallery in St John’s Wood.    

Ben Uri chair David Glasser said:   

 We are absolutely thrilled that, five years after the Board personally underwrote the costs of withdrawing all entry and activity charges for children under 16 years of age, we are now able to fulfil our ambition of offering Free Entry to all our exhibitions at Boundary Road for everyone. Our whole reason for existing is to share with the widest public from home and abroad our world-class collection of 1300 great works and the 1300 great stories they generate alongside our diverse programme of temporary exhibitions. Now, as a result of our new Preferred Partnership scheme we have removed all financial obstacles from all visitors and maximise access for the very parts of our communities that right now, in this harsh period of austerity, most need the inspiration art can provide. Ben Uri is now one of the very few London museums that offer Free Entry to its temporary and collection exhibitions. This is the model Ben Uri hopes to carry forward to a future location in the heart of Central London in the coming years. We applaud Manya Igel Fine Arts for supporting this most important initiative.  

 Manya Igel of Manya Igel Fine Arts said:  

 I have long admired the vision, exhibitions and energy of the Ben Uri museum. When approached with their new Preferred Partner scheme I saw the twin benefits for my business and for the general public at large. It is wonderful to realise that our partnership with Ben Uri will now ensure everyone will be able to visit and share their exhibitions free of charge. Art is an inspiration and should be available to everyone: and now it is at Ben Uri!  

Ben Uri Museum & Gallery: Art, Identity, Migration 
108a Boundary Road (off Abbey Road)  
St John's Wood, London NW8 0RH  


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