As we return to shops and book haircuts, museums have to wait a little longer until later in May to reopen.
For Athelstan Museum Malmesbury this will be doubly significant, as reopening will also be the first chance to see their newly purchased Turner watercolour on show, in a fully redesigned display area. This will be the first time the picture has been on public display for 40 years.
In person on site celebrations will not be possible just yet, but the museum are hosting a virtual launch and unveiling event on Zoom on the evening of 19 May. Details of how to book can be found here.
After so much hard work by the museum team and the generous support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund in supporting the purchase, it will be fantastic to finally see the painting on show in Malmesbury.