In the eye of the beholder?

Beauty - In the Eye of the Beholder?

Exhibited from 8 July - 28 September ,2008

The Museum in the Park and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (Exeter) present an exhibition of beautiful objects from close to home and faraway places.

Around the world people admire and desire beautiful things: Things to wear; things to decorate their homes; things for special occasions. People travel in search of beautiful objects and trade, or fight, to possess them. Even weapons are exquisitely crafted. 

But do we all covet the same things? Is beauty universal or is it in the eye of the beholder? What effect does our thirst for beauty have on our environment and is it worth it? Come and make up your own mind.

The exhibition includes objects from the Stroud District Museum collections not previously displayed and a rare chance to see part of the nationally important World Cultures collection of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in a local museum.

A partnership exhibition with the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and MLA's Designation Challenge Fund.

Some of the objects from this exhibition can now be seen in the main collection at The Museum in the Park.

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