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Kurt Schwitters’ Merz Barn – from there to here

Fred Brookes, Merz Barn historian

Date/Time: Thursday 28 February 2019

When Schwitters’ work was given to Newcastle University, Fred Brookes, a fine art student, was part of the team that surveyed it, supervised its removal, carried out restoration and conservation after it was installed, and has maintained a relationship with it. This lecture told the story of how the work came about, what happened to it and why, and what makes it like it is.