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Bronze bust of Baroness Thatcher loaned to Grantham Museum

By RCousins_LE  |  Posted: March 19, 2014

The bronze bust of Baroness Thatcher

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Grantham Museum is set to unveil a bronze bust of Baroness Thatcher as part of an exhibition for the anniversary of her death.

It will be the first time the public has seen the bust, “Margaret”, which is being loaned by artist Lisa Hawker to be displayed from April 4 to 30.

“To attempt to create a likeness of one of the most powerful and instantly recognisable people in the world, without playing on the stereotypical, has been one of the greatest challenges of my career to date," she said.

“Margaret Thatcher was an awesome woman and leader, whatever view you have of her politics. Before her critics condemn her so ferociously it should be remembered that she was human, one of us.

"I hope that my work, above all else conveys her humanity and spirit, and transcends political barriers.”

The museum will be opening on Tuesday April 8 to enable visitors to read the condolence books signed by more than 3,000 people last year, and to pay their respects.

It is anticipated that ‘Margaret’ will be produced in a limited edition of nine, the cost of each at 2014 prices being £25,000.

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