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28/04/2017

WESSEX MUSEUMS SPOTLIGHT LOAN LECTURE

Location: Dorset County Museum - Click for map

Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm

On Friday 28th April, starting at 7.30pm, come and join us for an interesting talk by the curator of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum on this amazing artefact.

This talk will cover the history of this amazing teapot and how it came to Bournemouth. There will also be a brief exploration of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum – including some collection highlights that are on display.

Duncan Walker has been at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum since 2007 and worked with an internationally significant collection which ranges from fine art to ethnographic material from across the globe. His current role involves everything from collections management and research to income generation and exhibitions. Duncan has been ‘in’ museums since 1993 and his previous museums include Portsmouth, Wakefield, Corinium, Nottingham, Devizes, Chippenham and Malmesbury.

Over the course of a year, five leading museums of the Wessex Museums Partnership Dorset County Museum, Poole Museum, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, The Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum will be sharing the story of Wessex in the wider world by showcasing an artefact from their own outstanding collections to the other partner museums.

Wessex has a rich history connecting the region to countries around the world. Our links to Europe and Asia date back to prehistory. An eventful maritime history connects our ports to North America and beyond. Local collectors brought back to Wessex exotic treasures from their journeys of discovery around the world. The story of Wessex is a truly global one.

Until 4th June, the Tibetan Tea Pot will be on display at Dorset County Museum. Come and listen to Duncan Walker’s talk and find out more about this beautiful and unusual artefact.

The talk is FREE although a donation of £3 is encouraged to cover costs.

How to book:
For further information contact the Museum on 01305 756827 or email shop@dorsetcountymuseum.org