14th December 2016

It was a memorable occasion for the Cooper Gallery this week, as His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, KG paid a visit.

His Royal Highness was there to take a guided tour of the newly extended gallery and view the Yorkshire With Love exhibition, which is running until 24 December showcasing work from Yorkshire artists and designers for sale for Christmas.

The Cooper Gallery has recently undergone an impressive transformation, doubling the size of its existing space and enabling much more of the collection to be on display, thanks to a grant of £638,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Upon arrival HRH The Duke of Kent, KG was presented by the Lord-Lieutenant to Councillor Roy Miller Cabinet Spokesperson for Place at Barnsley Council, Lady Neill Deputy Lieutenant , and Paul Elmhirst, Chair of Cooper Gallery Trustees.

Councillor Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place said: “We are hugely proud of the Cooper Gallery and its impressive collection of art so it has been fantastic to have His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, KG to visit and show him what it has to offer. I’d encourage everyone to come and visit the gallery and see some of the wonderful artwork and exhibitions”

The visit finished with Councillor Roy Miller inviting HRH The Duke of Kent, KG to sign the visitors’ book and unveil the commemorative plaque to mark the occasion.