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RUNNERS AND RIDERS AT THE HARLEY GALLERY

Real Studios has designed an exciting new two-year exhibition for the Harley Gallery on the Welbeck Estate, celebrating the equine passions of the aristocratic Cavendish family who have lived there for centuries. In the 17th century, William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle built a grand riding school on the estate and wrote ground-breaking manuals on horsemanship, while three of his 19th century descendants became leading figures in horse racing. Real Studios' scheme, set within the Treasury Gallery, mixes family portraiture along with early 20th and late 19th century photography, with key artefacts and imagery from the Portland Collection. A life-sized replica racehorse forms a striking ce

STAFFORDSHIRE HOARD STORY BROUGHT TO LIFE

Real Studios has been appointed to design a new permanent gallery to house the Staffordshire Hoard ​- 3,500 items, the largest ever find of Anglo Saxon gold - as part of a major HLF bid. The hoard, estimated to be worth just over £3m, came to light in 2009 thanks to metal detector Terry Herbert, and was purchased through a fundraising campaign led by the Art Fund for the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Staffordshire's Potteries Museum. The gallery will tell the unfolding story of the find via the people involved in its discovery and conservation as well as the art historians and archaeologists trying to piece together its provenance and why so many fragments were in one place at one ti

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