Runs until 3 February 2019
40 Textile Artworks by 30 artists, inspired by Saffron Walden and the Museum’s outstanding collections. The artworks cover a range of themes including the Saffron Crocus, Collecting & Connecting, People & Places, Naturally Inspired and Objects in Time. Bespoke and intricate textile artworks available at affordable prices.
This exhibition explored the history of Taxidermy from its crude beginnings to its Victorian heyday – science, decline and revival. The exhibition combined examples of taxidermy which could be considered crude in their technique, as well as impressive displays of exotic birds and study skins, to modern examples of taxidermy which captured the character of specimens with incredible accuracy.
Friday 23 November
Takeover Day is a national celebration of children and young people’s contributions to Museums, Galleries, arts organisations, archive and heritage sites organised by Kids in Museums. It’s a day on which they are given meaningful roles, working alongside staff and volunteers to participate in the life of the Museum. Follow what they’ve been up to on our social media.
Wednesday 28 November
Interested in learning more about the art of Taxidermy?
We are holding two, 2 hour vegetarian taxidermy (making the mannequin without using the animal skins to cover) workshops. There will be a short talk about the process of taxidermy, and the mannequins used by professional taxidermists, with the rest of the sessions hands on where you will make your own mannequin using the wood wool bind up technique.
£3 per person, standard admission charges also apply.
Sessions are morning from 10.30am-12.30noon and an afternoon session 2pm-4pm.
Please reserve your place in advance on 01799 510644 or email Charlotte
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