The NMM opened four new galleries in September 2018 and increased its permanent exhibition space by 40%. The ‘Polar Worlds’ gallery tells the story of Arctic and Antarctic exploration. We are especially pleased to be joined by Dr Claire Warrior (Senior Exhibitions Curator), who co-curated the gallery and Nicky Yates (Senior Textiles Conservator) [tbc] who will talk to us about some of the artefacts on display and their work in putting this gallery together.
The following link will tell you more about the new display and you can see a video ‘Caring for Captain Scott’s shoes’: Polar Worlds
Following this, we will meet for our AGM. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the many other galleries of the NMM. And since you are there, you should check out the ‘Tudor and Stuart Seafarers’ gallery, where a leather shoe, worked on by our members Quita Mould and Angela Middleton, is on display. We are sure you will find many more interesting things, made of leather or not, to look at. Admission to the Museum is free.
Provisional timetable: (details to be circulated, once confirmed)
10:45am onwards - meet in Museum foyer for a prompt start at 11:00am
12:00noon - lunch in the on-site café
1pm - AGM
We have been invited to view leather artefacts over two days at the brand new Museum of Copenhagen (opening 29 August 2019) and at the National Museum of Denmark. On the final morning, 29th, Museum of Copenhagen curator Vivi Lena Andersen has offered to lead us on a free 2 hour tour of historic Copenhagen. Members will be making their own arrangements for travel to Copenhagen and accommodation there. There is no charge for the museum visits but all meals etc. will be at your own expense.
Vivi Lena has provided a detailed programme for the meeting which you can read here:
You can reserve a place by visiting our Eventbrite free booking page ---->
(Note: numbers are limited to 30)