Enjoy June’s events at Bassetlaw Museum:
Free Gallery Talks: Chinese Blue and White Porcelain and Cleaning Museum Objects
Saturday 22nd June, 2.00pm — 2.30pm
Gallery talks featuring objects from the Wyse collection. Discover a little bit more about objects on display during these two talks lasting about 15 minutes each. No booking required. Free to attend.
Guided tour of Amcott House
Thursday 20th June, 2.00pm — 2.30pm
Discover the story and secrets of Amcott House which is home to Bassetlaw Museum. Find out about its previous owners and the transition from a private house to Museum. Visit the attic, normally not accessible to the public. Pay as much as you like. Booking essential, call 01777 713749.
Stories and Objects
Saturday 8th June (time to be confirmed)
A series of short workshops and a community-curated exhibition. The everyday objects in our homes tell stories about who we are. Will you help us share these stories? Have fun trying something new. Share your heritage. Meet your community and develop new skills. Visit the museum on Saturday 8th June to find out more. Free. All welcome.
‘Father and Son’. Paintings by Kip and Richard Combes
Saturday 18th May to Saturday 10th August
Cecil ‘Kip’ Combes (1924 – 2013), a former president of the Worksop Society of Artists, was a prominent figure on the local art scene, who was renowned for his watercolours. He took up painting on his retirement and specialised in local scenes, exhibiting across the region.
Richard Combes is a highly respected New York based artist who has exhibited internationally and has work in major private collections worldwide. He has gained great acclaim for his haunting images of everyday objects and situations. Richard’s paintings demonstrate a mastery of technique and materials, focusing on his fascination with architectural surfaces and the human form.
Visit Bassetlaw Museum at Amcott House, 40 Grove Street, Retford DN22 6LD, call 01777 713749 or see www.bassetlawmuseum.org.uk to find out more.