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Objects of Desire and Delight
The Friends of the Museum in the Park invite lovers of art and design to a special charity fundraising event on Thursday 11 June.
An evening lecture called 'Objects of Desire' will be presented by art and design historian Jacq Barber, with all proceeds supporting the Walled Garden appeal.
Guests will be treated to complimentary drinks, a chance to enjoy the Museum displays and Terence Millington exhibition 'after hours' and also, after the lecture, a rare chance to take a peek into the Walled Garden and see the award-winning new Learning Pavilion.
'Objects connect us to the past', explains Jacq Barber 'From the products we've used to the clothes we've worn, whether mundane or remarkable, they all reflect the world in which they were created and consumed. This lecture explores why certain things have become ‘design classics'. Those objects which over time have become timeless, from the London tube map to the mini skirt and a plastic chair. Every object tells a story - so come and discover a few of them!'
Jacq Barber is a freelance writer and lecturer with a particular interest in British design from the late Victorian period to the post war years. She has a first-class honours degree in the History of Design from Brighton University and a post graduate MA from the Royal College of Art / V&A course in the History of Design. She has worked for Bonhams auctioneers, the V&A and, more recently, the National Trust. She has just published a book for the National Trust about garden design.
Her lecture is also a 'taster' for a part-time course organised by SGS College. 'History of Decorative Art and Design' will take place at the Museum this Autumn. The course focuses on design in Britain from the 18th century through to the 1970s, and several sessions will include a chance to examine objects from the Museum stores.
For bookings and further information call the Museum on 01453 763394.
Art Lovers Weekend at the Museum
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March are packed full of artistic exploration at the Museum in the Park!
Cathedral of Cloth: Celebrating 600 years of Ebley Mill
Thanks to a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, visitors will be able to step back in time to the sights and sounds of Ebley Mill for a dramatic new exhibition at The Museum in the Park in February 2018.
December Deep Clean
It’s almost December and we’re once again getting that deep-clean feeling. The Museum will be closing its doors for 2017 from December 4, when we’ll be sprucing the place up for a reopening on New Year’s Day. Read on to find out more about exactly what we get up in this month of closing.
Walled Garden Highly Commended
We are delighted to announce that Austin Design Works have received an award from the Landscape Institute for the Walled Garden project, here at the Museum in the Park.
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