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Ballroom at the Shire Hall, Chelmsford, Walter Bayes, Museum no. E.1363-1949 Given by the Pilgrim Trust

Contemporary poetry & songs about Essex

To Initiate the Memory Maps project a group of contemporary song writers and poets were asked to begin the process of writing about Essex. They have responded to different works and images in a range of media: drawings, watercolours, oil sketches and portraits, as well as embroideries and wall-paper, clothes, silverware and carvings. It is hoped that they will inspire you to start making your own memory maps.

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Made Up Love Song (Hardback)

Made Up Love Song (Hardback)

Made Up Love Song documents a new work by internationally acclaimed artist Bettina von Zwehl - a captivating series of 34 miniature photographic portr…

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The Museum of Savage Beauty

The Museum of Savage Beauty interactive web feature explores the hidden stories and craftsmanship behind some of the most remarkable objects made by Alexander McQueen and his creative collaborators. Here the designer's iconic pieces are placed alongside historical objects from the V&A’s collections, which represent some of the many design traditions that inspired him.

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Event - Lunchtime Lecture: Facing History - Contemporary Portraiture

Wed 02 March 2016 13:00–13:45

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Gill Saunders, Senior Curator of Prints, will discuss Facing History: Contemporary Portraiture, a display of portraits by contemporary artists and photographers – including Julian Opie, Grayson Perry, Bettina von Zwehl and Tom Hunter.

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