Archive by category Museums and Galleries

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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Nottingham Castle Open 2014 prize winners announced!

Nottingham Castle Open 2014 prize winners announced!

The selection panel and sponsors of the Nottingham Open Exhibition 2014, an annual celebration of the best artistic talent in the East and West Midlands, has announced the winning artists of this year’s competition. The Awards were made this weekend at the exhibition’s packed and exciting Closing Ceremony. The selection panel of three independent judges […]

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