After Bacia Gordon’s passing in 1977, a large collection of her work was shipped to Israel. The idea of bringing Bacia’s collection to Israel was Rivka Guber’s. Since the paintings reflect the history of Lachish region – people and landscapes, Mrs. Guber wanted this collection to be in the Lachish region. In those days the regional library was called “SHEKEL” which is a combination of three municipalities: Qiryat-Gat, Lachish and Shafir. The library of Qiryat-Gat was the central library. The three participants decided that the central library should be in charge of the collection.
The collection was exhibited in the central library in Qiryat-Gat and in the main branches before the dissolving of “SHEKEL”. The paintings were also exhibited at the Qiryat-Gat community center in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.
There are about 200 paintings done in various techniques. Most of them are framed. When they received the collection they hired an artist that restored some of the works and renewed some frames. They are still archived at the Qiryat-Gat library.
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