Archive by category Museums and Galleries

Gardener’s Cottage at Newstead Abbey to be restored for holiday lets

Gardener’s Cottage at Newstead Abbey to be restored for holiday lets

The old Gardener’s Cottage, situated in the heart of the gardens surrounding Newstead Abbey, once the home of the Romantic poet Lord Byron, is to be restored so that it can be hired by holiday makers visiting Nottinghamshire. Built in the 1860s by the Webb family and positioned just a few minutes’ walk from the […]

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Artists invited to showcase work at Nottingham Castle Open

Artists invited to showcase work at Nottingham Castle Open

Artists are being invited to showcase their work at a special Nottingham Castle exhibition which dates back nearly 140 years. Submissions are now being requested for the Nottingham Castle Open 2015 and are available to artists who live, or are professionally based, within the Midlands. All work entered must be for sale and, if selected, […]

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One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People exhibition to visit Nottingham Castle

One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People exhibition to visit Nottingham Castle

A new exhibition featuring paintings from acclaimed artists including Lucien Freud, David Hockney, Walter Sickert and Richard Hamilton will open at Nottingham Castle on Saturday 20 June. One Day, Something Happens is a touring exhibition from the Arts Council Collection which examines the portrait during the 20th and 21st centuries. It is curated by the […]

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Seeking volunteers to spin a tale at Wollaton Hall

Seeking volunteers to spin a tale at Wollaton Hall

Do you enjoy a good yarn? Can you make stories come alive for children and families? Then the perfect role is waiting for you at Wollaton Hall. Volunteers are being sought to train and work as storytellers from this summer onwards. Inspired by the galleries, the natural history museum, and the hall’s own intriguing history, […]

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Announcement of architect and exhibition designer for £24 million Nottingham Castle transformation

Announcement of architect and exhibition designer for £24 million Nottingham Castle transformation

Work to establish Nottingham Castle as a world class heritage destination takes a major step forward today with the announcement of Purcell UK as the project architects and Casson Mann as the exhibition designers. These specialist suppliers will now commence work on finalising the detailed plans that the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) requires before assessing […]

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Making the past work harder for Nottingham’s future

Making the past work harder for Nottingham’s future

 A new heritage strategy to pull together efforts to capitalise on Nottingham’s richly historic past and make its heritage contribute even more to its future development was launched this week (26th March). The strategy sets out aims and ambitions for the city over the next 10 to 15 years, to show how Nottingham’s unique history […]

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Nottingham Castle’s Fine Art Collection inspires young artists

Nottingham Castle’s Fine Art Collection inspires young artists

Three young artists will present their personal responses to Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery’s Fine Art Painting collection in a special exhibition entitled ‘Search The Collection’. The exhibition will be open to the public from 28 – 29 March in the Castle’s Long Gallery. The artists, all with links to Nottingham, have been commissioned […]

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Come and get creative at Nottingham Castle ‘Invent and Build’

Come and get creative at Nottingham Castle ‘Invent and Build’

Illuminate, Nottingham Museum’s young arts collective, presents ‘Invent and Build’, a range of family friendly activities inspired by the Richard Slee and John Plowman exhibitions on Sunday 22 March in the Long Gallery at Nottingham Castle from 11am-3pm. The activities draw inspiration from Plowman’s repetitive design drawings and Slee’s playful object abstraction. Visitors can take […]

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