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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00
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View our What's On: January-April booklet online.

 

Lunchtime Concerts

Musicians

French Piano Duets

Victoria Ayano Royce and Waiyin Lee perform pieces by Faure, Ravel and Bizet.

25/02/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Musician

Music for cello

With cellist Catherine Lee.

04/03/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Musician

Music for piano

Piano recital with Masayuki Tayama.

11/03/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Lunchtime Talks

Art speak

Enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.

27/02/2018

13:15 to 13:45

Free

Medieval creature

Hide and seek: medieval creatures on the manuscript page

With Abigail L. Glen, Doctoral Candidate, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge.

07/03/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Art speak

Enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.

20/03/2018

13:15 to 13:45

Free

Pine cone

From ‘Do Not Touch’ signs to barriers: can we successfully provide access without compromising preservation principles?

With Helena Rodwell, Assistant Conservator, Collections Care.

21/03/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Bowl

A lifelong project in clay: Virtues of Unity

With Halima Cassell, ceramic artist.

11/04/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Art speak

Drop-in and enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.

17/04/2018

13:15 to 13:45

Free

Potter's wheel

A passion for pottery: a photographer’s dream job

With Ben Boswell, photographer.

18/04/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Pottery

My ceramic practice, and Moon Jars for the 21st century

With Nao Matsunaga, ceramic artist.

25/04/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Adult Workshops

Valentine card

MUSE

From the romantic to the cheeky, find love inspiration from this collection of paper cut valentine cards. Design your own to turn into a paper cut stencil and make your own print.

23/02/2018

10:15 to 12:00

£10

Porcleain busts

MUSE

See how objects within our collection can provide a stimulus for artists by taking a look at our Flux exhibition. Make sketches in the exhibition and work these up into paintings in the studio.

16/03/2018

10:15 to 12:00

£10

Sampler

Sampler workshop

For beginners with little or no experience in cross stitch

Learn about 17th century samplers, get a feel for some of the stitches used and make a beautiful piece to take home.

22/03/2018

10:15 to 15:45

£55 (£50 concessions and Friends)

Sampler

Sampler workshop

For confident beginners to advanced students

Learn about 17th century samplers, get a feel for some of the stitches used, and make a beautiful piece to take home.

23/03/2018

10:15 to 15:45

£60 (£55 concessions and Friends)

ceramic pots

MUSE

Explore the technique of clay coil work and make a smaller sized form to take home, taking inspiration from our Things of Beauty Growing exhibition. Please note that pieces will be left to air dry, and not fired as part of this workshop.

27/04/2018

10:15 to 12:00

£10

Talks and Events

How should we talk about civilisation?

Panel discussion with: Mary Beard (Professor of Classics, Cambridge University and co-presenter of Civilisations), Sadiah Qureshi (Senior Lecturer in Modern History, Birmingham University), Matt Smith (Artist and curator of Flux, Professor of Ceramics and Glass, Konstfack University Stockholm).

06/03/2018

18:30 to 20:00

£10

ceramic pots

Creative workshop for Blind and partially sighted adults

Join artist Sally Todd in this hands-on session inspired by the Things of Beauty Growing studio pottery display; you will be invited to visit the galleries together, explore the collection through touch and work in clay.

10/03/2018

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Edward Lear book cover

MR LEAR A Life of Art and Nonsense

Acclaimed biographer Jenny Uglow introduces her joyful and moving appreciation of Edward Lear’s extraordinary life and work.

15/04/2018

10:45 to 12:00

Sculpture

The museum is not neutral

This study day will explore how cultural organisations are shifting their focus, questioning our histories, and making themselves relevant to a wider public.

30/04/2018

11:00 to 16:30

£35 (£20 concessions/Friends), includes tea or coffee on arrival and lunch

Tour

Guided Tour

Join a one hour guided tour of the Museum on Saturdays, or book a tour in advance for any visit for a group.

05/04/2014 to 05/04/2018

14:30 to 15:30

Bowl

Tour for blind and partially sighted adults: Things of Beauty Growing

Join exhibition curator, Helen Ritchie, in a tour of the Museum's major exhibition of British studio pottery, Things of Beauty Growing, which showcases the history and ongoing practice of one of the most dynamic art forms in the UK today. The tour will be followed by a handling session of ceramics from the collection of Dr Shakeshaft, who bequeathed his large collection of studio pottery to the Museum in 2016.

17/04/2018

14:15 to 16:00

Free

Family Activities

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of 'sensational senses'.

03/03/2018

14:00 to 16:00

Free

It’s magic

2 - 5 yrs

Looking at art can be magical. Explore work in the collections and make art of your own to take home.

06/03/2018

10:00 to 11:30

£3 per child

Baby magic

0 - 2 yrs

This gently structured session allows babies to discover aspects of our collection through sensory exploration of colour, shapes, texture, sounds and movement. Enjoy the galleries together and get creative in the studio.

07/03/2018

10:00 to 11:00

£3 per child

Pictures

Listening to pictures

0 - 5 yrs

Join musicians from the Academy of Ancient Music as we try to imagine what our pictures might sound like. Browse the galleries for inspiration to create art of your own, and then listen as the musicians ‘play’ your drawings!

21/03/2018

10:00 to 11:00

Free

Pictures

Listening to pictures

0 - 5 yrs

Join musicians from the Academy of Ancient Music as we try to imagine what our pictures might sound like. Browse the galleries for inspiration to create art of your own, and then listen as the musicians ‘play’ your drawings!

21/03/2018

13:30 to 14:30

Free

Photographing art

Making sense

8 - 12 yrs

Can you experience the Museum differently with all your senses? Turn your ideas into reality by combining art, science and technology in this digital making workshop.

24/03/2018

10:30 to 12:30

£8 per child

Photographing art

Making sense

8 - 12 yrs

Can you experience the Museum differently with all your senses? Turn your ideas into reality by combining art, science and technology in this digital making workshop.

24/03/2018

13:30 to 15:30

£8 per child

Cermaic pot

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of 'potty about pots'.

07/04/2018

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Porcleain busts

Casting call

5 - 7 yrs

See the exhibition Flux, then join professional artist Kaitlin Fergerson to discover the processes and techniques used in casting, before trying it out for yourself.

21/04/2018

10:30 to 12:30

£8 per child

for Young People

Source poster

Source

15 - 19 yrs

A specially designed programme of practical art workshops and gallery research for students preparing for their art exams, particularly GCSE, A Level, BTEC. Each day we offer free one-to-one advice, gallery tours and studio space with guest artists and arts specialists.

24/02/2018

10:15 to 16:00

Free

Bird sculpture

ReSource: Get in touch

13 - 18 yrs

Join artist Caroline Wendling to create your own clay sculptural forms, after works on display in our Flux exhibition.

17/03/2018

11:00 to 13:00

£5

Bird sculpture

MAKE! Stay in touch

11 - 13 yrs

Explore our Flux exhibition, then join artist Caroline Wendling to create your own clay sculptural forms inspired by the show.

17/03/2018

14:00 to 16:00

£5

Cermaic pot

Explore Arts Award in a week!

11 - 14 yrs

Artists often test and explore materials. Take a tour of Things of Beauty Growing and handle objects to discover a range of materials used by artists and crafts people. Experiment to create your own artwork, and present in a mini-exhibition at the end of the week.

03/04/2018 to 06/04/2018

10:15 to 15:00

£85 (4 day course)

Plastic bottles

ReSource: Change of states

13 - 18 yrs

Can you make art from found objects? In this workshop sculptor Susie Olczak with help you to upcycle plastic collectables, rearranging them into your own new art works.

14/04/2018

11:00 to 13:00

£5

Plastic bottles

MAKE! Rebuild

11 - 13 yrs

Bring your sketches and ideas from our Flux exhibition to the studio, and create your own sculpture from upcycling found objects, with artist Susie Olczak.

14/04/2018

14:00 to 16:00

£5

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