Detail of fruit and flowers from a ceramic from the Museum collection

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17th Century Spanish Painting: The Golden Age
11 October – 1 February 2015
Celebrating conservation of the Museum’s important painting The Last Communion of Saint Peter Nolasco by Francisco Pacheco ...more

Julian Opie Collected Works

25 October 2014 - 22 February 2015
This exhibition brings together the works of Julian Opie with that of his personal collection of works of art from the ancient world and 17th and 18th century British Portraiture...more

Birds of Paradise: Plumes & Feathers in Fashion

25 October 2014 – 19 April 2015
A tribute to the elegance of feathers used in the fashion industry past and present, featuring extravagant catwalk creations from British, Belgian, French and Italian designers including Alexander McQueen, Dries Van Noten, Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Balenciaga, Prada and Gucci...more

Confected, Borrowed and Blue
14 February - 12 April 2015
Fighter jets and factory buildings – not what you’d expect to find on your average dinner plate! But in Paul Scott’s hands domestic ceramics mutate into subversive comments on our life and times...more