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Director’s Diary: Dance of the Spider Woman

The week ended with some turbulence, and on an interesting note! Our Leverhulme artist in residence is preparing a sound installation in the Grand Entrance Hall https://twitter.com/lee_berwick , a space which is acoustically very lively. And in the same space, we were proud to host a frenzy of fundraising for Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano (FAI), […]

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Director’s diary 16/10/16

The week ended with some turbulence, and on an interesting note! Our Leverhulme artist in residence is preparing a sound installation in the Grand Entrance Hall, a space which is acoustically very lively. And in the same space, we were proud to host a frenzy of fundraising for Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano (FAI), the Italian […]

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Director’s Diary: the Italian job

Did you ever wonder what it is like to run a small museum? I am starting a weekly blog: a mixture of notices and news, hopes, anxieties and declarations. I should say that I don’t lead all the walks, and I certainly don’t do any of the painting and not much gardening. Reviewing what I […]

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Prints by Antonietta Torsiello in the Cafe Gallery

  How good to see Antonietta back in the gallery! In 2014 she exhibited some beautiful ink and watercolour illustrations here, which later became pages in her book on Brunel’s greatest achievements.   She returns with lino prints, and again Brunel is often her subject. These are bold and attractive pictures for those who would […]

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Prints by Antoinetta Torsiello in the Cafe Gallery

How good to see Antonietta back in the gallery! In 2014 she exhibited some beautiful ink and watercolour illustrations here, which later became pages in her book on Brunel’s greatest achievements. She returns with lino prints, and again Brunel is often her subject. These are bold and attractive pictures for those who would like to […]

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Farewell till 2017 Totally Thames Festival

This September was our busiest month since March 1843. Volunteers have done a superb job helping with a very busy programme. September is usually busy with Open House and Totally Thames Festival, but this year our partners Totally Thames Festival advertised heritage boat trips and river walks every day and theatre and concert events six […]

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Farewell till 2017 Totally Thames Festival

This September was our busiest month since March 1843. Volunteers have done a superb job helping with a very busy programme. September is usually busy with Open House and Totally Thames Festival, but this year our partners Totally Thames Festival advertised heritage boat trips and river walks every day and theatre and concert events six […]

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Director’s diary 09/10/16

Did you ever wonder what it is like to run a small museum? I am starting a weekly blog: a mixture of notices and news, hopes, anxieties and declarations. I should say that I don’t lead all the walks, and I certainly don’t do any of the painting and not much gardening. Review what I […]

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Play Scheme and Fancy Fair

In bright sunshine in the Museum square, we tidy up the balloons and cake and put away the chairs. The Fourteenth Annual Playscheme is over, the acrobats have gone home, the show is ended and the crowds dispersed. We are calm but slightly exhausted. Rio will feel a bit like this I expect. The Thames […]

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