Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fun week at the Museum

Jersey Museum Fun Week

So many images to be taken on the way

Gateway to Fun Week

In the Edwardian studio

WWI Tommy

Jemima Houze shows interest in the latest camera (of its time)

Looked on by her mother, Linda

No not Dr Who but the Edwardian Photographer himself

The sitter has to keep still; as this shot was exposed for 8 seconds

Studio prop

Gems to be found in quite corners

The museum empties

Normality returns to the Museum

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Half Term at the Museum

So what's to be discovered at the Museum? A few moments of Peace?

Quiet contemplation of hidden treasures? Or...

A wily WW1 Tommy

An Edwardian Photographer

A Civil War Soldier

So get yourself down there quick and be snapped by an Edwardian dandy. 

Listen to the bloodcurdling tales of battles won with musket ball, pike staff and a truly stout heart.

Hear the Tommy's tale of rat infested trenches deep, where soldiers die and widows weep.

Or just take time out to wander through the Museum and re-discover this Islands rich heritage on display.

These are all links in the same chain. Moments of contemplation, moments of fun, moments that won't be forgotten by all those involved for a long time...

Moments of pure bliss...

Friday, February 18, 2011

Stepping Out February 2011

Stepping Out
Photographs by John Lord

Chairman of Action for Wildlife, John Banks, guided 30 people around Simon's Sandpit in St Ouen's Bay on Saturday 12th February 2011.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

While the Jersey Museum is closed, the work continues

Behind the scenes at Jersey Museum and the Maritime Museum is a hive of activity as we begin building the new exhibitions for 2011.
At Jersey Museum the Marilyn Monroe collection of David Gainsborough Roberts has been taken to the American Museum in Bath to help celebrate its 50th anniversary.   Our curators, conservators and technicians are now preparing the gallery for the new exhibition Hidden Treasures, Modern Masters to be launched in March.  It will feature twentieth century art belonging to Islanders, including drawings by Degas, Matisse, Miro and Picasso, paintings by Hockney and Lichtenstein and a bronze sculpture maquette by Henry Moore.
In the John de Veulle Gallery the new social history show All our Yesterday’s is taking shape.  Based on items donated by Islanders in collecting project last year, the exhibition will tell the story of changing fads and fashions in Jersey in the 1950s to the 1980s.