EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is the originator and the unique provider of a year-on-year art exhibition based films to cinemas worldwide. The objective of the project is to bring an in-depth look at some of the most outstanding exhibitions and art collections in Europe and beyond to as broad an audience as possible.
Currently EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is in a remarkable 1,500+ cinemas in more than 50 countries with over one million seats having been sold. This is a wonderful resource for audiences worldwide with a catalogue of 16 pre-existing films and a further 3 in production. Our audience is growing rapidly and, as it does so, its knowledge of Europe’s rich history grows with it. It has been an enormous amount of work and financial commitment since we launched the project in 2009 but we are dedicated to long-term aims.
Over the course of making EXHIBITION ON SCREEN films we have had the pleasure of working with many leading European museums, galleries and estates to not only document art in Europe but to provide a platform for people to experience these once-in-a-lifetime events and much-loved permanent collections. Artists we have focused on during this project include Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Munch, Vermeer, Matisse, Renoir, Goya, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Hockney, Bosch and many more.
One small example of an EXHIBITION ON SCREEN film shining a light on a more hidden corner of our artistic heritage is the Durand-Ruel archive. When making The Impressionists – And The Man Who Made Them we had the opportunity to work with the Durand-Ruels in Paris who care for the legacy of their ancestor, the art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, who almost single-handedly supported the impressionists through terrible impoverishment. The archives that the family opened to us are a treasure trove and fascinating to behold.
Our documentaries showcase some of the longstanding institutions in Europe and how their connection to the past is still very much part of the current way we understand art. EXHIBITION ON SCREEN extends the gallery experience. It features interviews with experts and curators. It reveals the thought-process behind the exhibition as well as sharing the newest research and discoveries found when restoring and bringing works together. After the cinema screenings, the films are then sold to TV and placed on-line & on DVD. They are intended to be ‘legacy’ films; films that are, for many years to come, the first-choice of consumers interested in these wonderful artists and exhibitions. The millions who will see the film will have a unique record of a great exhibition and in-depth account of the artists and their period – and a fuller appreciation of Europe’s extraordinary heritage. We are providing the judges with one of our films that we think depicts what EXHIBITION ON SCREEN provides to its audience and also how it fulfils the laudable aims of Heritage in Motion. The award-winning film Vincent Van Gogh - A New Way Of Seeing is a 90-minute account of the recent rehang at Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum as well as a fresh new biography of Van Gogh. This EXHIBITION ON SCREEN film offers new insight into one of western culture’s most fascinating and beloved artists and the gallery that is testimony to his genius. A New Way Of Seeing marks both a major re-showing of the gallery’s collection and the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death. With exclusive new research, the Van Gogh Museum helped craft a cinema experience that once again preserved and exhibited a wonderfully important element of Europe’s heritage. Galleries like the Van Gogh Museum, the Nordbrabants Gallery, the Tate, Rijksmuseum, the Mauritshuis, Royal Academy, Musee d’Orsay, Vatican, Academia, Munch Museum, National Gallery of London – all have worked with us – and are continuing to do so – to preserve, celebrate and learn from our European heritage.

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