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Curiouser and Curiouser!

08/04/202109:4119/04/2021 12:15Leave a Comment

It’s a story familiar to almost everyone, a magical adventure which has been adapted for stage and screen numerous times. ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ has entertained children and adults alike for over 150 years. Written by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pen-name Lewis Carroll, the story follows little Alice as she tumbles down a rabbit […]

Exhibition1

01/04/202111:2819/04/2021 11:03Leave a Comment

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‘Eternal Spring’ by Auguste Rodin

31/03/202112:4031/03/2021 12:48

Eternal Spring by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin is mounted on a metre-high plinth inside the entrance of the Fine Art Gallery. The bronze sculpture measures almost a metre in length and stands at just over half a metre high. It depicts the nude figures of a man and a woman locked in a passionate embrace. […]

The Science Behind the Spitfire – Part 1: Wonderful Wings

05/03/202102:0008/03/2021 07:50Leave a Comment

Today marks the start of British Science Week AND is the 85th anniversary of the first Spitfire flight in 1936. This is the first of a series of blogs on the Science Behind the Spitfire.  The aeroplane is renowned for its performance and the important role it played during the Second World War. We will […]

Love Brings Solace and Joy

01/02/202107:0028/01/2021 11:06Leave a Comment

This gold ring is an item of jewellery known as a posy or posie ring. Posy rings were popular from the medieval period onwards. The name derives from the French for poetry, a reference to the short sayings with which these rings were inscribed. Worn as finger rings they were typically used as love tokens […]

Chinese Ceramic Highlights

26/01/202112:1726/01/2021 12:21

Small porcelain dish painted with symbols of longevity and good fortune. Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period, 1723-1735 1938.P.44 This small porcelain dish is beautifully painted with underglaze and overglaze decoration, all of which is highly symbolic. The interior shows five bats flying between a peach tree and ocean waves. The peach tree is associated with immortality […]

23. Madonna and Child

23/12/202003:0016/12/2020 10:59

The image of the Virgin Mary (or Madonna) and Christ child are central to traditional Christian imagery associated with Christmas. For his sculpture made in stoneware depicting the Madonna and Child, ceramics artist, Phil Eglin draws upon the devotional images of the Virgin Mary with the infant Christ often seen in Renaissance art.

21 – Reindeer in Staffordshire

20/12/202019:18

Did you know there was a time when you didn’t have to wait until Christmas to see a Reindeer in North Staffordshire? The proof can be found among our archaeology collections. In the caves of the Staffordshire Peak District,  in the Manifold and Hamps Valley, archaeologists excavated animal remains dating back beyond 12,000 years ago […]

20. Snowy Owl

20/12/202003:0017/12/2020 09:53

As the name suggests, snowy owls are found in arctic regions, with their white feathers providing camouflage against the snow. Unlike most owls, they are usually active during the day. They are not often seen in the British Isles, occasionally venturing as far south as the Cairngorms in Scotland during the breeding season, but they […]

11. “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas…”

11/12/202015:32

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 […]