Museums and Galleries Group brings together members who are interested in visiting art exhibitions, museum displays and related events as a small group. We meet quarterly to plan visits for the following 3 months. This is held on the 3rd Friday of every 3rd month - January, April, July and October in Southwell Library at 12 noon and generally lasts about one hour. Membership of the Group is currently £1 per annum to cover room hire costs. New members are very welcome. Members can put forward suggestions for forthcoming visits and if there is support for them we gauge the best date and means of transport. After the meeting members are emailed a calendar of events, containing details of these and the name and details of the coordinator for booking each one. It is up to members to select things of interest to them and book and pay any money due upfront to the relevant person. Attendance at the planning meetings is not compulsory, but it is hoped that people will endeavour to attend and be proactive in organising visits.
We aim to run at least one visit per month during the year.
Visits undertaken in 2018 are as follows:
In January we had a trip to the Sainsbury Centre at UEA Norwich to visit the Radical Russia exhibition and see the exquisite Fabergé display. Some of the pieces were truly breathtaking
Weds 14th Feb Visit to Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside, “Vikings” exhibition -by public transport
Weds 21st March Newstead Abbey tour & “Peacocks: The Pomp of Power” exhibition - by car share.
Weds 18th/Thursday 19th April. This saw our first overnight visit to Liverpool to see the big exhibition at the World Museum “China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors.” A wonderful experience which we combined with a visit to the Walker Gallery to take in the vast collections there from different centuries plus, between us, the vast array of attractions Liverpool has to offer: Tate Gallery, Maritime Museum, Slavery Museum, Beatles extravaganza, Albert Dock etc. We used the hop on hop off bus to get around conveniently.
An exhibit by the Singh Twins at the Walker Gallery, Liverpool
View across Liverpool (above) Catholic Cathedral "Paddy's Wigwam"(below) The Liver Building (above)
Tues 8th May Visit to Sleaford to Visit Navigation House, The Hub and Coggleshall Watermill - by car share.
View the slideshow below of the Group's visit on 8th May to Sleaford and Cogglesford Mill (photos by Marjorie Bramhill)
Friday 8th June: Portland Miniatures at the Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Group tour of the new miniature portraits collection and viewing of the Glass Exhibition there
Thursday 21st June: visit to a private ceramics collection in Hoveringham
Friday 20th July: Quarterly planning meeting in the Library at 12 noon