[Featured image: The Mask of Youth, Mat Collishaw 11 (c) National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London Courtesy the artist and Blain Southern]
Launched in time for the spookiest time of the year, scare yourself silly in Greenwich to get the once over by the robotic face of long dead Queen Elizabeth I. Yes, that’s right. The Mask of Youth is the face of one of our scariest monarchs, who follows you round the room while you study her portrait in her actual birthplace – the Queen’s Presence Chamber in Queen’s House, on the site of the original Greenwich Palace. The face to launch 1,000 nightmares is the creation of Matt Collishaw who has brought to life the features of one of the most famous women in history using the iconic ‘Armada’ portrait as a blueprint.
Mat Collishaw’s Mask of Youth is on display at the Queen’s House from 3 October 2018 – 3 February 2019.
Venue: The Queen’s Presence Chamber, Queen’s House, Royal Museums Greenwich
Dates: 3 October – 3 February 2019
Opening times: every day, 10.00 – 17.00 (closed 24–26 December)
Visitor enquiries: 020 8858 4422
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