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The Merz Barn project
The artistic legacy of Kurt Schwitters in England

Expressions of interest are invited from arts development and architectural heritage consultants, or consortia, with experience of developing major art museum projects in remote/rural locations. To undertake a three/four month options analysis study with proposals for the future development of the Merz Barn site in Lakeland, Cumbria.

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Project part-financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development:  Europe investing in rural areas. Managed by DEFRA.

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MERZ BARN at the Royal Academy
as part of the Modern British Sculpture Exhibition
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NEWSFLASH
In 2012 the Littoral Trust was awarded a grant from the Cumbria Fells & Dales LEADER+ RDPE programme to carry out essential upgrading of the Merz Barn and the paved area outside.
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Creative tourism blogpost:
Kurt Schwitters: The Merzbarn & its Lake District Legacy
By David Banning

Lakes tribute for artist who fled Hitler
Independent

"Degenerate art' memorial planned
BBC

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MERZ PLATZ

Work has been ongoing from last October until now, involving much heavy machinery and disruption to the site, but is now at last virtually complete. Read more

In the centre of the space is Jill Rock's artwork The Root of Modernism commemorating those artists who, like Schwitters, were forced to leave Germany in the 1930s after being declared 'degenerate' by Hitler because of their Modernist practice. Read more

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KS14 Herbstschule

Kurt Schwitters Autumn School 2014

Saturday 25th Oct. 2014. The Merz Barn, Elterwater

Housing the Rural; new creative rural contexts and workspaces for the arts in the countryside

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