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The Russell statues

The central area of the Logan Campbell Gallery features restored 19th century plaster casts of classical Greco-Roman sculptures.

In contrast with the stark, contemporary architectural spaces of the Decorative Arts Galleries, these three casts of classical Greek sculptures (the Dying Gaul’, Laocoön’ and ‘Discobolus)’ emphasise the Greek Revival architecture of the Museum building.

They are also an acknowledgement of the historical importance of the arts and learning of classical antiquity to our imported European culture.

Auckland Museum acknowledges the generosity of the John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate in the initial establishment of this Gallery.