busy year ahead at Wallingford Museum
Wallingford Museum has been closed for winter there has been frantic
activity creating new facilities (collections and archaeological
store, space for group visits, disabled toilet, new kitchen). These
works are nearing completion for our 2019 season opening on 1st
special exhibition this year presents'Once
upon a time ...... ' where
you can dip into Wallingford's history, through aerial photos,
archaeology, artefacts and archives. Wallingford is presently going
through many changes and this exhibition invites you to explore the
development of the Town through the ages.
exhibitions for 2019 also include: 'Wallingford Castle - the Inside
Story'; 'The Wallingford Story' ; 'At home with the Queen of Crime -
Agatha Christie', and the 'Midsomer Murders' display.
out for special events this year including Castle history walk (30
March), our regular Saturday Town History walks (commence 6 April),
A Night at the Museum (17 May and 25 Oct), Family Archaeology Day (27
July), a surprise event (17 Aug), BunkFest offers, and Agatha
Christie Weekend (6-8 Sept).
of fascinating things to see and enjoy!
you help us?
Museum is looking for people to help with the running of this popular
attraction and we would love to hear from you if you have half a day
or more to spare once a month. Our band of volunteer custodians are
critical to the museum's success and we need people to greet visitors
and be in attendance for a morning or afternoon once a month between
March and November.
previous experience necessary other than a desire to meet people!
contact Jenny Carpenter on 01491 826734
Great British Poster Artists: The Golden Age of Posters in Britain'
will talk to The Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society
(TWHAS) about Great British Poster Artists.
art in Britain during the 1920s and 1930s was a thriving industry
enabled by enlightened clients such as Shell-Mex, the London
Underground, and the four railway companies. Many other
organisations, including department stores such Bobby & Co, Derry
& Toms and Heal’s followed this lead and advertised their
products or services via illustrated posters. This talk will explore
the works of the pioneers of British poster art – artists include
Tom Purvis; E. McKnight Kauffer; Paul Nash; Graham Sutherland.
speaker is a retired University academic. Graham writes and lectures
on design history and decorative arts subjects. He is interested in
all aspects of the applied arts, but with a particular passion for
illustrated posters from the mid 19th Century to the mid 20th
Century. An experienced speaker, he has given talks at venues such as
the Royal Society of Arts, the Grolier Club, New York, Christie’s
South Kensington, the River & Rowing Museum, and the Ashmolean
talk will be held on Wednesday 13th February, 7.45 for 8pm, at St
Mary’s Church, Wallingford.
(£4) are most welcome.