Of course, it could also prove to be the last exhibition staged by the Museum of Croydon for a while as an accredited institution, following the ill-conceived and self-destrictive actions of Croydon Council’s politicians.
That all makes the exhibit all the more worth visiting, since it features 50 works from the Croydon Art Collection, selected to represent every corner of the borough. Use it or lose it, as they say, before Messrs Pollard and Mead have it away on their toes to flog off.
The exhibit is free and is on display in the Museum of Croydon Exhibition Gallery, ground floor, Croydon Clocktower until Saturday March 29.
There is an online gallery for the exhibit, which offers a fascinating selection of views of how Croydon looked between 100 and 200 years ago, in oils, water colours and ink drawings by local artists, including several by WW Acock.
Coming to Croydon
- Rent at the Secombe Theatre: Oct 9-12
- Debate the future of arts in Croydon: Oct 10
- Croydon and Sutton Real Ale Festival, Oct 10-12
- Stanley Lives – open day in South Norwood: Oct 12
- Trafficked – slavery on the screen: Oct 14
- Crystal Palace Concerts – “I have a dream”: Thu Oct 17
- Lakes Playground group’s fundraising Zumba-ween: Oct 26
- PJ’s enterprising look at Black History Month: Oct 29
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