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28/Mar/2011

Cheltenham's art gallery and museum win £750k funding bid for redevelopment scheme

Published Tuesday 22nd March 11

Galleries close to public on 1 April 2011

A funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for £750k to redevelop Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum has been successful. This positive news means that the redevelopment scheme can now move forward to the next stage.

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22/Mar/2012

Vacancy at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

Project Officer DDF post available at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum. Please go to the Cheltenham Borough Council website for more details. 

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23/Mar/2012

Collections Unwrapped talk 5 April: Barron and Larcher: Partners in Print

Collections Unwrapped talk 5 April: Barron and Larcher: Partners in Print

Talk organised by the Friends of Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum as part of their Collections Unwrapped series.
This month's talk is by Museum Guide Jan Turner, and is entitled Barron and Larcher: Partners in Print  This talk will discuss the innovative textile designers Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher, who settled in Painswick, Gloucestershire in 1930.

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26/Jan/2012

Collections Unwrapped talk 2 February: Arts and Crafts Artists

Collections Unwrapped talk 2 February: Arts and Crafts Artists

Talk organised by the Friends of Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum as part of their Collections Unwrapped series.

This month's talk is by Museum Guide Michael Storm, and is entitled Artists of the Arts & Crafts Movement.  This talk will discuss a selection of artists, all with regional connections, most represented in the Gallery's collections, whose work in various ways reflects the values and attitudes of the Arts and Crafts Movement. 

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01/Mar/2012

New Online Exhibition of a Briton of Distinction: May Morris

New Online Exhibition of a Briton of Distinction: May Morris

We’ve recently launched a new online exhibition on the website devoted to one of the most important women in the Arts and Crafts Movement and a leading light in the revival of embroidery: May Morris.  She has recently been celebrated in Royal Mail’s latest set of commemorative stamps, Britons of Distinction.  To find out May Morris’s story and see examples of her work, go to our new online exhibition.

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03/Feb/2011

New Arts and Crafts exhibition at Cheltenham

New Arts and Crafts exhibition at Cheltenham

Arts and Crafts: looking back, moving forward
15 January - 27 March

Arts and Crafts treasures are brought out of store, some never seen before, for this exhibition.  Furniture ceramics, metalwork and books provide a dynamic mix.

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03/Jan/2012

New Online Exhibition on the Arts and Crafts Museum website

New Online Exhibition on the Arts and Crafts Museum website

Why not have a look at our new online exhibitions section on the Arts and Crafts Museum website?  We’ve reorganised the pages to make them easier to use, and launched a new exhibition on the Cheltenham Craftsmanship Exhibition of 1951

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25/Oct/2011

Collections Unwrapped: Friends of Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum lecture series

Collections Unwrapped: Friends of Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum lecture series

During the current closure of Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, the Friends are hosting a regular monthly series of talks designed to stimulate and maintain interest in the many aspects of the famous Cheltenham collections.

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04/Aug/2011

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum closes for exciting new redevelopment: Building for a New Future

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum closes for exciting new redevelopment: Building for a New Future

As a result of a successful bid for Heritage Lottery Funding for our proposed redevelopment, the Art Gallery & Museum closed on 31 March 2011  We plan to re-open late 2012 / early 2013. 

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23/Aug/2012

Free Masterclass: how to develop a mobile phone app

Apps for smartphones are the latest thing, but how do you create one? How might they work best in a museum, gallery and tourism context? What kind of content do you need? Find out at this masterclass in Cheltenham on Monday 24 September 2012.

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25/Sep/2012

New Series of Collections Unwrapped Talks starting 27th September

New Series of Collections Unwrapped Talks starting 27th September

A second series of the highly successful Collections Unwrapped talks starts this autumn.  These talks are arranged by the Friends of Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum.   This season's talks are given by nationally known experts and inspired by Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum’s Arts and Crafts Movement collections.  The talks take place at the Queen's Hotel, Cheltenham, and tickets can be acquired from Cheltenham's Tourist Information Centre.

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03/Jan/2013

New Season of Collections Unwrapped Talks for 2013

The Friends of Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum are continuing their programme of regular monthly talks designed to stimulate and maintain interest in the famous Cheltenham Collections.  These talks are being given by past and present curators and other acknowledged experts.

The spring talks all focus on the new development Building for a new future and the collections that will be on show in the new displays.  They will be held on the first Thursday of the month.

The first talk will be Re-interpreting the Arts and Crafts collection: mobile phone apps, the new Arts and Crafts gallery and the Open Archive on the 10 January 2013 by Kirsty Hartsiotis, Curator of Decorative Arts and Designated Collections.

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13/Jun/2013

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum announces re-opening date

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum will be re-opening to the public on the 5th October 2013, after a major new build costing in the region of £6 million.

This elegant and stylish building, designed by architects Berman Guedes Stretton, has something for everybody, whether they are local to the area, or coming to Cheltenham for the first time.

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20/Nov/2013

The Wilson re-opens!

The Wilson re-opens!

The Wilson Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum re-opened to the public on Saturday 5 October 2013. Four new floors house a re-interpreted Arts and Crafts Movement Gallery and Furniture Store showing the world-renowned Designated collection, a new gallery dedicated to The Wilson’s extensive fine art collection, and two superb temporary exhibition galleries – for showing national and international touring shows, special highlights from the collections and fun shows for families.

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22/Apr/2014

The Paper Store: a new gallery for The Wilson

The Paper Store: a new gallery for The Wilson

The Wilson Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum has opened a brand new gallery that allows visitors to delve into new displays of the Museum’s extensive archive collections that tell the story of the town and its people, and the Arts and Crafts designers and makers who settled in Gloucestershire.  The Paper Store features the Museum’s paper collections, many of which will be on display for the first time. 

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14/Jul/2016

New Ashendene Press display at The Wilson

New Ashendene Press display at The Wilson

'For my own pleasure and amusement': CH John Hornby and the Ashendene Press

June 2016 - November 2016

A new selection of exquisite books from the Emery Walker Library made by the third great private press of the early 20th century is featured in The Wilson's gallery of archival material, The Paper Store. Also featured in the gallery are works by Arts and Crafts Movement designers and artists Ernest Gimson, Sidney Barnsley, Freda Derrick and Eric Sharpe. 

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