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In this painting, nineteenth-century artist, John O’Connor, captures a snowy view from the National Gallery in London in 1881. For many of us, snow is synonymous with Christmas – the movies, the songs, Advent calendars and Christmas cards – although white Christmases are much less common than they used to be in the UK. White […]
The Three Kings by David Jones. Engraving, dated 1926. The words, ‘Omnes de Saba Venient’, are taken from the prophecy of Isaiah in the Bible (Chapter 60:6). ‘All shall come from Sheba bringing gold and frankincense, and showing forth praise to the Lord.’ This print from our Fine Art collection illustrates the story of the […]
It’s early December and time to write the Christmas cards. The tradition of sending Christmas greetings goes back a very long way. A letter dating from 1534 is the first known to include the phrase, ‘Merry Christmas’. The first recorded Christmas cards were actually sent to King James I of England and his son, the […]
Don’t forget to hang up your stockings (or socks) ! This young girl darning stockings in front of a cosy fire is Mary Cartlidge, daughter of the Potteries artist, ceramic modeller and decorator, George Cartlidge (1868–1961). The origin of the popular Christmas tradition of leaving stockings out for Santa (or Father Christmas) is attributed to […]
16/11/2019 – 22/12/2019 Step through the wardrobe and enter the enchanted forest of Narnia frozen in perpetual winter. Stand beneath the lamp-post and see the White Witches sleigh surrounded by some magical objects from the museum’s collections.
Bring the museum into your classroom with one of our PMAG loans boxes. Our loans boxes contain either real or replica artefacts, which have been chosen to support your classroom teaching. They are a great way to give your class an exciting, hands on learning experience, which engages them with history or the natural world. […]
Learn about Ancient Greek Myths and Legends and Greek pottery. Ancient Greeks Fact Sheet The Story of Demeter and Persephone The Story of Heracles The Story of Perseus The Story of Zeus and Europa Gods of Ancient Greece Monsters Greek Patterns The Story of the Trojan War More information on Ancient Greek pottery in The […]
Fathers’ Day is a day of honouring fathers and many of us will be sending cards and gifts to celebrate. The day itself is relatively recent, having been introduced to Britain some time after the Second World War, nevertheless there is a long tradition of honouring and showing appreciation to one’s father.
We starting celebrating Father’s Day in the UK shortly after the Second World War. Here we bring together some objects from across the decades which would probably have been perfect presents at the time.
The history of Potteries Motor Traction Ltd (PMT) can be traced back into the 19th century. So it’s no surprise that the museum collections include objects, photographs and ephemera relating the company. We continue to grow this part of our archive with four objects recently donated by the family of Reginald Johnson. They entail a […]