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Short Tour of the Picture Store

22 March, 2.15-2.45, Free to pass holders or admission, booking required (6 max)

Short Tour of the Picture Store

Join Assistant Curator Bernadette Petti to see the pictures in the Museum’s collections that are not currently on display. Explore some hidden treasures and learn about how the Museum team keep paintings in storage safe and healthy. 

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10 Minute Talk: Ceramics

25 March, 2.15, Free for pass holders or normal admission, Drop in, Meet in the ceramics galleries.

10 Minute Talk: Ceramics

Join Curator of Ceramics Dr Howard Coutts to learn more about this delicate Chinese porcelain bowl. Decorated in Holland in around 1720, it was purchased recently with help from The Art Fund and other charitable organizations.

         


Clock This

27 March, 10.00 – 4.00, Free for pass holders or normal admission

Clock This

Come and watch horologist Matthew Read and the rest of the conservation team in action as they work on one of the longcase clocks from the Museum’s collection. Find out more about the challenging work involved in conserving this intricate and delicate object as they work to get it going again in the Blue Picture Gallery.


Clock conservation Talk

27 March, 11.00, Free for pass holders or normal admission

Clock conservation Talk

Join horologist Matthew Read for a short talk about conserving clocks before he starts work on restoring one of the Museum’s longcase clocks.


Library Tour

27 March, 2.15 – 2.45, Booking required

Library Tour

Join Head of Collections Jane Whittaker for a short tour of the library. Set at the very top of the Museum, the library is a serene space offering wonderful views over the rooftops and countryside beyond. Please meet in reception. Booking required, please book at 01833 690606.


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*Online booking closes the day before the event takes place. Call 01833 690606 to see if places are still available.
**Unless otherwise stated events are free with general admission and to Pass holders. Booking maybe required where requested.

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