For generations families have enjoyed the thrilling spectacle of the circus. In this special summer exhibition the Museum brings together objects from across the permanent collections to tell the story of the greatest show on earth. Displays reflect the circus experience and show the local links that the area has with the history of the circus, including locally born Philip Astley, who is regarded as the ‘father of the modern circus’. The exhibition also features an animation by Olivia Gabriel from Staffordshire University, with a series of further animations from Staffordshire University planned for the October half-term.
Saturday 20 July 2013 – Sunday 15 December 2013, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia
What can the Staffordshire Hoard tell us about Anglo-Saxon life and death? What can everyday Anglo-Saxon objects tell us about the Staffordshire Hoard? A fascinating new exhibition sets pieces from the world famous Staffordshire Hoard in context among items from our collection of Anglo-Saxon finds, many never displayed before, and offers a glimpse into our ancestors’ lives. Thought-provoking artworks inspired by the mystery of the Hoard are also on display.
Saturday 26 October 2013 onwards, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
ARTIST ROOMS - Richard Long
Richard Long is one of Britain’s leading artists. Inspired by walking in the landscape, he creates sculptures, maps and text works. Long’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. In 1989 he won the Turner Prize. The exhibition is complimented by a gallery trail featuring other approaches to landscape and sculptures made from various materials.
ARTIST ROOMS On Tour is a partnership with Arts Council England and the Art Fund, making available the ARTIST ROOMS collection to galleries throughout the UK.
Saturday 30 November 2013 – Sunday 2 March 2014, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
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