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LEGO© set to return to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Walk through history in bricks as LEGO© enthusiast Warren Elsmore returns to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with his touring exhibition, Brick History, on Friday 9 February 2018.

 

Brick History takes you on a journey through pivotal moments in world history, modelled in LEGO© bricks. This is history brought to life at a relatable, human level, featuring key figures from Mozart to Martin Luther King, scientific discoveries from the Big Bang to DNA and recent history from mobile phones to the moon landings.

This exhibition has something for people of all ages. From tiny recreations of Concorde and Titanic that would sit in your hand, to a 1.5m square castle bustling with activity in periods of both piece and war, there is something for all to be amazed by and to admire. Children and adults alike are sure to be inspired by this exhibition and eager to build their own LEGO® models.

For those who want to look deeper, the models are grouped into five themes, interpreted by large colourful graphic panels.

LEGO© bricks are unique in their appeal, having been a top-selling toy for over 50 years.

LEGO: Brick History will be at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery from 9 February – 15 April 2018.

To find out more about Warren Elsmore and his touring LEGO© bricks exhibitions, visit http://warrenelsmore.com/brickhistory/.

More information to follow so watch this space…

Miniature Marvels: Celebrating one man’s passion for precision model engineering

In an age of 3D scanning and printing, Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery is proud to celebrate the art of precision model engineering in a new exhibition, ‘Miniature Marvels’.

For over 80 years local engineer Victor Pugh has hand-built his remarkable collection of over 20 working scale replicas, ranging from steam locomotives, stationary engines, and fire pumps. ‘Miniature Marvels’ is open until Sunday 15 April 2018.

Victor has always had a passion for engineering and amateur radio.  After leaving school in 1935, he attended evening classes in science, engineering, drawing and metalworking.  He went on to follow in his Father’s footsteps and became an apprentice electrician.  However, the outbreak of World War Two paused his studies.  Victor joined the Volunteer Royal Air Force as a Radio Operator, later becoming an Instrument Mechanic.  In 1941 he became a Japanese Prisoner of War and spent the rest of the War forced to build airfields in the jungles of Sumatra. After the War, Victor completed his studies and began work with the Midland Electricity Board where he eventually became the First Engineer.

However, outside Work, Victor miniaturised his engineering skills to produce both Region and National award winning models.  Every one of his models is carefully researched with numerous photographs used to scale down every detail.  In order to produce many of these tiny components, he had to first miniaturise his own tool kit.  Victor painstakingly built tidy lathes and hand tools to produce every part he needed from threaded screws to working pistons.

“The detail on Vic’s models in astounding.” Says Curator, Emma-Kate Lanyon.  “However, we are now at a point where model engineering may soon disappear. We are at risk of losing the skills which have been mastered and perfected by model makers like Vic. Today’s twenty-first century children create virtual worlds on Minecraft, rather than picking up a magnifying glass and hacksawn.  So I hope that the quality of Vic’s work might inspire another generation.  At the very least it will showcase the talents and, to quote Vic, “mispent youth” of one man.”

Miniature Marvels’ is open from Friday 19 January 2018 until Sunday 15 April 2018.

KS1/2 LEGO® Brick History exhibition and workshops February-April 2018

LEGO® is back! Our new exhibition ‘Brick  History’ is a journey through the pivotal moments in world history, modelled in LEGO® bricks by Warren Elsmore and his team of artists. The exhibition features an impressive 1.5m square castle bustling with activity. The exhibition is packed with LEGO® models representing historical themes including: cave paintings, pop art, Pompeii, the Viking invasions and the discoveries and inventions that have changed our world. Visit the exhibition and book a LEGO® Education workshop. (9th February  to 17th April 2018)

LEGO® Education Story Starter – ‘Once Upon a Time in the Castle…’ KS1/2

The visit starts with a trip to the museum’s special exhibitions gallery to see the LEGO® Brick History exhibition. In the museum education room children listen to a castle story and use LEGO® Education’s Story Starter kits to plan, develop, sequence and build their own story based on the theme of castles.

LEGO® Education Simple Machines – Catapult! KS2

The visit starts with a trip to the museum’s special exhibitions gallery to see the LEGO® Brick History exhibition. In the museum classroom children explore the types of simple machines used in castles and use LEGO® Education Simple Machines kits to explore levers and build and test a model catapult.

  

 

Cost of workshops: £95  (maximum of 30 children KS1 or 35 children KS2)

We’re going on Mammoth Hunt (EYFS)

We’re Going on a Mammoth Hunt

EYFS

Join us for a mammoth story and song session in the museum’s prehistory gallery and discover fascinating facts about our collection of mammoth bones. This fun-filled workshop for the museum’s youngest visitors encourages  ctive participation, creativity and linguistic development. Hunt for mammoths in the museum galleries then make a clay mammoth to take away. Cost of workshop: £95 (maximum of 30 children)

           

LEGO® set to return to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Walk through history in bricks as LEGO® enthusiast Warren Elsmore returns to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with his touring exhibition, Brick History, on Friday 9 February 2018.

Brick History takes you on a journey through pivotal moments in world history, modelled in LEGO® bricks. This is history brought to life at a relatable, human level, featuring key figures from Mozart to Martin Luther King, scientific discoveries from the Big Bang to DNA and recent history from mobile phones to the moon landings.

This exhibition has something for people of all ages. From tiny recreations of Concorde and Titanic that would sit in your hand, to a 1.5m square castle bustling with activity in periods of both peace and war, there is something for all to be amazed by and to admire. Children and adults alike are sure to be inspired by this exhibition and eager to build their own LEGO® models.

For those who want to look deeper, the models are grouped into five themes, interpreted by large colourful graphic panels.

Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council cabinet member for culture and leisure, said:

“LEGO was a hugley popular exhibition when it visited in 2015 with over 14,000 people visiting the Museum during its’ five week stay, so it’s fantastic that it is returning.

“Brick History has something that people of all ages can enjoy. Young and old will have an affinity with LEGO bricks, whether it be those who enjoy building with them now, or those who have fond memories of building the most epic of models back in the day. I can’t wait for this incredibly exciting exhibition to open.”

LEGO® bricks are unique in their appeal, having been a top-selling toy for over 50 years.

LEGO: Brick History will be at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery from 9 February – 15 April 2018.

To find out more about Warren Elsmore and his touring LEGO® bricks exhibitions, visit http://warrenelsmore.com/brickhistory/.

More information to follow so watch this space…

Samurai: Warriors of Japan

A taste of Japan arriving at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with new exhibition

Spectacular touring exhibition, Samurai: Warriors of Japan, is to open at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on Monday 16 October.

An image of Samurai armour with a red sun behind promoting the new exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, Samurai: Warriors of Japan
Samurai: Warriors of Japan comes to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on Monday 16 October 2017.

This exciting exhibition brings graphically to life the story of the Samurai and their fall from power as Japan opened up to the West.

Samurai: Warriors of Japan illustrates a range of armour, weapons and costumes using films props from the Tom Cruise blockbuster movie, The Last Samurai (2003), the only Samurai film ever to be made in the West. The Oscar nominated costumes and props have come direct from California and have never before been displayed in the UK.

This exciting exhibition is the only touring exhibition about Samurai available in the UK and includes a real suit of Samurai armour as well as a range of intriguing artefacts.

Barry Chandler, Director of Pop-Up Exhibitions Ltd said:

“We are really looking forward to bringing our samurai collection to Shrewsbury, we think this is the most comprehensive collection of Last Samurai props and costumes in the UK and we are always adding new items to the exhibition.”

Samurai: Warriors of Japan will be at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery until Sunday 21 January, 2018.

Outing the Past – An exploration of Shropshire’s LGBT Heritage

As part of Shropshire’s celebration of the National Festival of LGBT History, Outing the Past explores the county’s hidden history. The exhibition is also a rallying cry to the LGBT community to help preserve the objects that tell the stories that have often been airbrushed out of history.

Anyone interested in sharing their stories or donating an object to Shropshire Museums should contact Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery at shrewsbury.museum@shropshire.gov.uk

Opens: Saturday 5 February 2017

For more information on exhibitions at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, click here.

Mammoth Vertebra 3D Model Collection

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Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

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Ludlow Museum Resource Centre

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