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Klimt show breaks gallery records

A man examines a Gustav Klimt painting
The exhibition closes on Sunday

The Gustav Klimt exhibition at Tate Liverpool has attracted a record-breaking number of visitors.

The museum said about 194,000 people have been to see the collection, which closes on Sunday.

That figure is more than double the previous record, held by the Turner Prize, which attracted 71,000 people to the gallery last year.

Gustav Klimt: Painting, Design And Modern Life In Vienna 1900, was the first UK exhibition to focus on Klimt.

It opened on 30 May and was brought to Liverpool as part of the city's Capital of Culture year.

Culture Secretary Andy Burnham has said the exhibition was a "major coup" for the European Capital of Culture.

The next major event at the Tate will be the Liverpool Biennial, which starts next month.


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