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Museum Residency Programme

Museum Residency Programme

Ever wondered what it’s like inside an artist’s studio, where designers get their great ideas from, or how an artist makes their final piece? We give chosen practitioners a studio space within the Museum, usually for a six month period, and invite the public to learn about their practice through a range of different activities, workshops and open studios. Artists are also given special access to our collections and resources with the aim of inspiring them to make new and dynamic work during their residency.

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Museum of Childhood: A Book of Childhood Things

Museum of Childhood: A Book of Childhood Things

The Museum of Childhood traces the history of childhood through some of the museum's most cherished objects. The book reveals how children have played…

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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

13 June 2015 – 31 January 2016. An exhibition looking at the extremes of footwear from around the globe. From a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers.

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Event - Trails

Tue 01 April 2014–Thu 31 December 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Pick up a free family trail from the Learning Centre and set off to explore the museum through puzzles, drawing and observation games.

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