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Curator Removes a Painting 'To Start a Conversation'

The Manchester Gallery of Art's curator of contemporary art, Clare Gannaway, has removed "Hylas and the Nymphs" by J.W. Waterhouse from public view. Prompted by the #MeToo movement and concerns over sexual harassment, she says the purpose of the removal is to 'prompt conversation' about the Museum's collection of Victorian nudes. The removal of the painting was filmed and was also intended also to publicize an upcoming exhibition of Sonya Boyce.
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