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Online Lynda Bradford

The Original London Gallery
« on: Apr 06, 2018, 07:22 PM »
The London Gallery, designed by Stefan Buzas
and Alan Irvine was situated on Boat Deck Port side was managed by Marlborough Fine Arts. 

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1972 refit: The London Gallery, used as a display area for British art, on the Boat deck was removed. An original plan for this area to be rebuilt into three additional deluxe staterooms (8202,8204,8206 shown on passenger deck plans released) similar to the new rooms on Boat deck midships, was abandoned in favour of a reading room. Work to complete the Reading Room was not actually completed until 1974 and information suggests that until then the area was used as a quiet area.

During the 1983 refit, the area was converted to a computer centre, then converted into the Boardroom during the 1987 refit

Looking for photos of the original London Gallery. Please post if you have pictures of the London Gallery. 
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Re: The Original London Gallery
« Reply #1 on: Apr 06, 2018, 08:59 PM »
Was this an early start to what we now know as the dreaded Art Auctions... ;)
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Re: The Original London Gallery
« Reply #2 on: Apr 06, 2018, 09:47 PM »
London Gallery...

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Re: The Original London Gallery
« Reply #3 on: Apr 07, 2018, 06:24 AM »
London Gallery...

I love the funky look of the original QE2!

This looks so much more groovy than the Boardroom ever did... and now, I suppose we associate it with the finalisation of the Dubai sale...

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Re: The Original London Gallery
« Reply #4 on: Mar 26, 2021, 12:21 PM »
More information about the London Gallery coming soon...

>> Watch this space!  <<

A secret "Cunarder Man" project ;)
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The Original London Gallery on board QE2 in 1969
« Reply #5 on: Apr 04, 2021, 08:00 PM »
Drum Roll Please!

John Little has managed to acquire for his collection the original catalogue of the London Gallery on board QE2 in 1969!

And here, for your viewing pleasure, is the catalogue!




https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=257
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Re: The Original London Gallery
« Reply #6 on: Apr 05, 2021, 12:45 AM »
I will stick to my watercolour of the QE2 thanks!

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Re: The Original London Gallery
« Reply #7 on: Apr 05, 2021, 12:24 PM »
It's fascinating to see how ultra modern it all is, really shows where they were going with the original QE2.

There's a Henry Moore there, he's so famous even I've heard of him.
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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: The Original London Gallery
« Reply #8 on: Apr 05, 2021, 03:37 PM »
Good to hear that Cunarder Man has managed to successfully bid for this brochure.  Another piece of QE2 history in safe hands!  :)
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Re: The Original London Gallery
« Reply #9 on: Apr 05, 2021, 05:53 PM »
Despite what he said on the last Zoom call, I suspected he would give in to temptation.
Well done John. Just one more item for the skip!!!

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Re: The Original London Gallery
« Reply #10 on: Apr 06, 2021, 01:27 PM »
It would be fun to try to match some of the catalogue images, with what you can see on photos of the gallery on board.
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