Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Bayeux Tapestry loan to UK hailed as example of ‘Anglo-French co-operation’

A section of The Bayeux Tapestry (Stephane Maurice/Bayeux/PA)
A section of The Bayeux Tapestry (Stephane Maurice/Bayeux/PA)

The Bayeux Tapestry coming to the UK would be an example of “Anglo-French co-operation”, the Culture Secretary has said.

Jeremy Wright said there were “significant challenges to overcome” before the famous tapestry, which depicts the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, can come to the UK.

There are plans for the tapestry to be loaned to the UK in 2022 while the Bayeux Museum, where it is currently housed, is being refurbished.

It will be on display to the British public, with locations to be announced in the future.

The Bayeux Tapestry
A section of The Bayeux Tapestry (Stephane Maurice/Bayeux Museum/PA)

Speaking in the House of Commons, Tory former minister Tim Loughton said: “Will the minister update the House on the prospect of the Bayeux Tapestry coming to this country on loan after the Bayeux museum is temporarily closed after 2020?”

Mr Wright said: “We very much look forward to that prospect.

“Of course, as you will recognise, there are some technical challenges to be overcome to make sure that the tapestry can be properly displayed and protected.

“But this is, we believe, an example of Anglo-French co-operation, of which we expect to see a great deal more in the future.”

The 70m-long tapestry has travelled and been displayed around France, and is part of the Unesco Memory of the World Register.

It was made in England in the 11th century.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]