Animals in Museums

I’m hugely looking forward to the Grant Museum’s exhibition Strange Creatures, which I intend to visit and post about this week. In anticipation then, I have been thinking about exhibitions which focus on animals, which seems to be something of a trend at the moment, at least in my local area.

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Wall of Windows

Elements of Architecture ‘Wall of Windows’, at the University of Brighton Gallery, showcases the stunning Brooking National Collection of windows dating from the 17th century to the 1960s.

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Cotton to Gold

Cotton to Gold: Extraordinary Collections of the Industrial North West is this year’s free show at Two Temple Place. The exhibition brings together collections acquired by wealthy Lancashire cotton magnates with the proceeds of the Industrial Revolution.

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Women and museums

Since it’s International Women’s Day, and Women’s History Month, lots of museums are busily tweeting objects, and organising special tours and talks, focusing on women’s history and works by women in their collections.

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Protection from the forces of chaos

Winged Lion final
Colossal statue of a winged lion from the North-West Palace of Ashurnasirpal II. Illustration: Acid-free

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