This softcover book is in good condition overall. The cover of the book has obvious markings throughout the front and back. The book is noticeably worn along the binding, edges and corners, though not majorly damaged. Inside, the pages of the book are in very good condition overall. There are some individual pages with minor markings.
'Since Independence, 18 April 1980, the National Gallery has travelled selected works from its Permanent Collection to a number of friendly Second World countries with whom Zimbabwe has diplomatic relations. But the Gallery's last major exhibition to the First World was over fifteen years ago and the impact, which the National Gallery had on the museums of standing overseas, was lost. Now, through the magnificent patronage of the Baringa/Nedlaw groups of companies, the National Gallery is planning a run of exhibitions in the glittering art capitals of the world. Agreed already are major exhibitions to be mounted in Belgrade, Berlin, Bonn, Bucharest, Budapest, The Hague, London, New York, Paris, Prague and Sofia.
It is fitting that the Gallery's new post-Independence drive should commence in Paris, long accepted as one of the world's great cultural centres and civilising agents. It is of signal significance to Zimbabwe, and to the National Gallery, that this exhibition is being mounted at the invitation of UNESCO in its beautiful headquarters of the place de Fontenoy. It is strikingly appropriate that the exhibition should receive its sponsorship from the international body which has contributed uniquely to the preservation, restoration and development of the world's greatest art treasure. Zimbabwe is honoured.'