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 upstairs in Gossips Cafe at 12 noon and generally lasts about one hour. There is no charge for room hire but members are expected to purchase a drink on arrival from the cafe downstairs. 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 planned for 2018 are as follows:
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. Visit to Liverpool to see the international Exhibition “China’s Emperor and the terracotta Warriors” plus Walker Gallery and Albert Dock Area etc. Group Travel by train. Own overnight accommodation sourced,
Friday 27th April Visit to the Harley Gallery Welbeck Abbey for private talk & tour of the Portland Miniatures Collection - by car share.
Tues 8th May Visit to Sleaford to Visit Navigation House, The Hub and Coggleshall Watermill - by car share
Early June, date tbc, visit to Middleton Hall by midicoach for a historical/archaeological tour of the historic stately home.
Since the group started we have visited many places of interest including the following:-
The British Library and National Gallery in London,
National Gallery and Museum in Edinburgh,
D H Lawrence Centre in Eastwood,
the Lakeside and Djanogly Galleries at Nottingham University,
Winterbourne House and the Barber Gallery at Edgbaston,
Compton Verney Gallery near Warwick,
Beningborough Hall photographic exhibition,
The Usher Gallery and The Collection at Lincoln,
the Joseph Wright Gallery in Derby,
Stoneywell NT Arts & Crafts House in Leicestershire and many others.