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The Museums That Make Us: The Auckland Project, Bishop Auckland
Series 1, episode 8
Neil MacGregor visits the Auckland Project, Bishop Auckland, a project set up in response to the demise of the coal industry. It comprises two galleries - one dedicated to the work of mining artists and the other to the golden age of Spanish art. Driven by founder Jonathan Ruffer, the ambition is to show that art is democratic, and that the very best of painting from Spain can matter to any community given the opportunity to see it
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