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Today at the Gallery

Today at the Gallery

Today at the Gallery

Exhibitions

Displays

Everyday Icons: Collecting Popular Portraits
Peterloo 1819: Democracy, Protest and Justice
Florence Nightingale at 200
Inspiring Photographs: Collecting for the Future

Events

Portrait of the Day: Chevalier d'Eon

Person of the day

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On this day, 24 February, in 1858

Arnold Dolmetsch

(1858-1940) Musician and historian of music

Was born in Le Maria, France

Historical event of the day

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On this day, 24 February, in 1981

Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer announced their engagement