Whitby Museum

In July I had a meeting at Whitby Museum, my favourite museum and a source of inspiration since childhood. Last week I met with the Museum Keeper, a wonderful lady called Wynne about exhibiting at the museum in 2018.

I’m excited to reveal that the trustees have agreed to an exhibition in Spring 2018. My work will respond to the museum collections and be exhibited in the new wing. My aim is to open up the museum collection to a fresh audience in a similar way to Thackray Uncovered.

My meeting also gave me a chance to explore the museum and make some notes about ideas that I would like to research. There is a wonderful range of collections at Whitby Museum including fossils, birds and mammals, textiles and fine art and local history. Over the next few months I will be spending time in the museum researching and working in the studio creating samples.

I thought I would share some images from my recent visit…

Natural History Cabinet
Natural History Cabinet
Natural History Cabinet Detail
Natural History Cabinet Detail
Handicrafts Cabinet
Handicrafts Cabinet

The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30am to 4.30pm with a last admission of 4pm. Entry to the museum is a bargain at £5.00 for an adult ticket.

 

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