Art handling technicians have unpacked and installed Emily Carr’s large and impressive painting, Tanoo, Queen Charlotte Islands, 1913, one of the first works to be hung for Dulwich Picture Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition ‘From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia’.
The painting is an early 20th century Haida Gwaii village scene and is the largest work in the collection of the Royal British Columbia Museum, BC Archives, Canada.
Photographs document the careful removal of the painting from its crate, condition checking and the installation in the exhibition space.
ROMAN AND ANGLO-SAXON COLLECTIONS FOR RIESCO DISPLAY
Ancient collections that have not been on public display for generations are to be exhibited in Croydon Clocktower.
From Tuesday (28 October) visitors to the Museum of Croydon’s Riesco gallery in Katharine Street will be able to see 70 objects from the borough’s Roman and Anglo-Saxon collections displayed alongside 200 objects from the Riesco collection of Chinese ceramics.
The revitalised display will give visitors an insight into the long history of human settlement in the Croydon area and enable them to explore themes such as archaeology, collecting, material culture, customs and rituals.
The collections will be displayed chronologically in order to demonstrate change over time and links between different cultures.
The central display case will feature changing displays, focusing on specific objects or themes in the collections, beginning with the famous Wandle Road hoard, discovered in 1903, and the remains of a young Anglo-Saxon adult discovered earlier this year in a garden in Purley.
“The Riesco gallery will continue to especially appeal to families with young children through a character-led introduction to the collections, a selection of early reader books and hands-on activities within the gallery, complemented by a programme of events to encourage enjoyment and understanding of the collections” said a Croydon council spokesman..
“The gallery has also been designed to support teaching and learning in local primary schools that, since September, have been studying the Roman and Anglo-Saxon eras as part of the new national curriculum.”
The Museum of Croydon’s learning team will be developing and delivering a special session for school groups visiting the gallery as part of their studies.
Cllr Timothy Godfrey, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said: “The relaunch of the Museum of Croydon’s Riesco gallery, to include our local Roman and Anglo-Saxon collections alongside Raymond Riesco’s collection of Chinese ceramics, demonstrates our ambitions for culture in Croydon.
“Many of these objects have not been seen in Croydon for more than 60 years, and the fact that they will now be on permanent display in Croydon Clocktower, for local people to experience, is a major step toward creating a vibrant, exciting and diverse cultural offering that is attractive to people from across Croydon and further afield.
“The council very much values its collections and this relaunch helps underline our long-term commitment.” (Source: Croydon council press release)