Tuesday 29th April at 2pm
Made in Harrogate – Sculpture in the Mercer Art Gallery collection An Access All Areas event
Illustrated talk by sculpture conservator Mairi Venables and expert Ann Compton looking at what the sculptures in the Facing the Future exhibition can tell us about Harrogate's past and changing sculptural techniques and materials. This event draws on Mairi Venables' experiences conserving these objects and Ann Compton's investigations into the history of the Mercer's sculpture collection.
Research and conservation and look at the sculpture pavilion outside afterwards.
Thursday 8 May, 1pm – 4pm
Who Lived in a House Like Mine? Uncovering the History of Your Home
Have you ever wondered who lived in your house before you? Who built it and when? This half-day workshop with Dr Emma Wells will look at: the role of archival research; the use of online resources; an understanding of the language used in historical documents and how to read them; an overview of how to find out more on the lives of those, both ‘upstairs’ and ‘downstairs’; the development of the house over time and key phases in the evolution of the Yorkshire home and situates each in its historical context.
£9 including refreshments. Bookable.
Thursday 29th May at 2pm
Brangwyn at War - An Access All Areas event
Illustrated talk with the world’s leading authority of artist Frank Brangwyn, Libby Horner. Brangwyn produced over 80 poster designs during World War I although he was not an official war artist. Libby will discuss Brangwyn’s background, war art, inspirations and his eclectic style and showcase some of his works on show in the exhibition she has co-curated in the gallery.
Wednesday 4th June at 2pm
Ancient Egypt in Roman Yorkshire
Illustrated talk with Professor Joann Fletcher will explore the links between ancient Egypt and Yorkshire during Roman times. This will feature the results of new research obtained while working with museums around Yorkshire, in preparation for the recent Romans exhibition which she guest-curated at 'Experience Barnsley'.
£6 including admission to the Royal Pump Room Museum that day. Bookable.
Monday 9th June at 2pm
Surveying Drawings and Prints in the Mercer Art Gallery collection - An Access All Areas event
Illustrated talk with Alex Kidson about his work researching the works on paper in Harrogate’s fine art collection. Some works will be available to view.