The Corinium Museum strives to encourage access for all to its nationally important collections. Access to the museum collections is provided through the permanent displays within the museum, plus an extensive education and outreach programme. Further access is achieved through a diverse and imaginative temporary exhibitions programme.
Cotswold Craftsmen Summer Show
12th July – 10th August
An eclectic mix of crafts at this wonderful summer exhibition by the Cotswold Craftsmen. Bringing together a variety of media and styles, the Cotswold Craftsmen bring high quality, hand made objects back to the Corinium Museum gallery. Perfectly complementary to the craft traditions of the Cotswolds, this exhibition showcases work by some of the leading craft workers in and around the area.
The Cotswold Craftsmen are a well established group started in the late 1960s whose membership is drawn from all around the Cotswolds. The group includes a rich cross section of craftsmen, designers and artists who value the traditions and skills of the past and wish to embrace contemporary techniques and ideas. Their aim is to encourage the making.
Commemorating The First World War
16th August – 14th September
The Cirencester Historical and Archaeological Society will illustrate the impact of the First World War on Cirencester and residents through this retrospective exhibition. Extensive research of the town’s War Memorials, objects and ephemera from the County archives, Corinium Museum, Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum together with community stories and contributions, have all been pulled together to share a picture of the Cirencester community during the First World War. The exhibition is part of a wider HLF funded project entitled “Cirencester Commemorates,” which brings organisations in the town together to commemorate100 years since the start of the First World War.
Colour Forms Thoughts Seeking a Thinker – Richard Kenton Webb
20th September – 19th October
The work of Richard Kenton Webb is rooted in the romantic and metaphysical traditions of the great English landscape painters and takes its primary inspiration from the Cotswold landscape in which he lives. Webb’s work is steeped in the memories of the landscapes that formed his life. He is an artist and also a teacher: a Senior Lecturer in Drawing and Applied Arts at the University of the West of England and has taught at some of the finest art schools in the country. Since 2000 he has been working on an epic project to explore and understand the movement and language of colour through his paintings. For him, colour works as both language and form. This selling exhibition showcases some of his latest developments.