Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
Exploring World Cultures
Event Saturday 10 March 2018 11am – 3pm
Visitors to Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum will have the opportunity to discover more about fascinating objects from Worcester’s World Cultures collection at a free event on Saturday 10 March.
The event, made possible with Art Fund support and part of the BBC Civilisations Festival, includes a chance to get close to objects from the collection and hear more about them from experts. To celebrate the theme there will be a host of family-friendly activities including henna hand-decorating, make and take activities for children plus a round-the-world trail. A stunning display of Indian clothes from Lavish in Worcester will be complemented by a demonstration on how to dress in a sari.
Visitors to the event on 10 March will also be the first to see a brand new display of objects from the World Cultures collection in the museum gallery.
Following funding from West Midlands Museum Development, Museums Worcestershire has worked with a World Cultures specialist curator to identify the histories of previously unknown objects in the collection; at least one object has been discovered to be of international significance. Items in the collection range from Indian slippers and Saris to Maori axeheads and Gurkha weapons.
Museums Worcestershire Collections Registrar Kerry Whitehouse says: “We have discovered some fascinating items and some even more fascinating stories of objects and the cultures they belonged to. We hope visitors will come along on 10 March to see and hear more about this incredible collection and enjoy the activities taking place too.”
For more information please see www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk or call the Art Gallery & Museum on 01905 25371.