On 18–20 June, the Culture Diary joined Tate and the UK Ambassador for France at Petit Palais, Paris for special preview events celebrating the opening of Tate's Impressionists in London: French Artists in Exile exhibition.
The previews were attended by Maria Balshaw, Director of Tate, plus the directors of Tate Britain, Alex Farquharson, and Tate Modern, Achim Borchardt-Hume, as well as a range of other VIPs and cultural institutions.
Both the private and preview viewings are examples of how the Culture Diary and the GREAT Britain Campaign can support UK cultural organisations in their international work. Images from the event can be seen on our Facebook page.Continuing the UK and France cultural connection, on 21 June, during Fete de la Musique (also known as Music Day, Make Music Day and World Music Day), 'Swinging London' at Petit Palais saw a headline performance from popular London art rock band Public Service Broadcasting, playing songs from their top 5 UK album, Every Valley.
Maria Balshaw, Director of Tate, at Petit Palais / Image: Anna Maloney