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Counterpoints Arts

The Merz barn building still stands much as Schwitters left it in 1948. Located in a remote woodland in the heart of the Langdale valley in Cumbria, NW England it serves as a symbolic connection and poignant memorial to the spirit and tenacity of the artist who worked there. In 2006, with a major funding award from the Northern Rock Foundation, the LITTORAL Arts Trust was able to acquire the Merz Barn and to preserve it in acknowledgement of Kurt Schwitters’ extraordinary artistic legacy and international reputation. The Trust is now working with a team of international art experts to undertake a complete documentation and restoration of the Merz Barn, including the management of the associated Cylinders estate and woodlands.