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Historic England’s first major exhibition, Out There: Our Post-War Public Art opens at Somerset House on 3rd February 2016. Telling the story of key public art created between 1945 and 1985, the exhibition will follow the fates and fortunes of site-specific sculptures and reliefs by pioneering artists, focussing on works that will be listed by Historic England. Work by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Ralph Brown, Geoffrey Clarke, William Mitchell, Elisabeth Frink and Paul Mount will be featured. Out There celebrates England's fascinating yet forgotten national collection of public art. Many pieces have been lost, damaged, moved or even destroyed, others saved, celebrated and widely loved. Historic England, formerly English Heritage, will explain why post war public art matters, how it might be looked after better and what we can all do to help save it.