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Today at the Gallery

Today at the Gallery

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

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Portrait of the Day

Person of the day

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On this day, 16 February, in 1957

Leslie Hore-Belisha, Baron Hore-Belisha

(1893-1957) Conservative politician; MP for Plymouth Devonport, Cabinet Minister and Secretary of State for War

Died in Reims, France

Historical event of the day

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On this day, 16 February, in 1998

Antony Gormley's Angel of the North was completed