Gallery 6 has re-opened its doors after almost a year of closure for refurbishment, and has been transformed into a space where anyone can be a researcher. A private view was held on Friday 24 October, attended by 500 people, including winners of our exhibition guide drawing competition.
Anna Sullivan proudly shows her drawing of the Taj Mahal in the Gallery 6 exhibition guide [images copyright Manu Palomeque].
Guest speaker, writer and painter Errol Fuller, talked about the importance of being able to handle objects.
“It is one thing to stand before a glass museum case and imagine things about the items within, but it is quite another to be able to take hold of those things and actually handle them. And I believe that first-hand experience of touching real objects is a great stimulus to creating a lifelong interest.”
Guest speaker Errol Fuller [images copyright Manu Palomeque].
Gallery 6 opened to the public Saturday 25 October and has been a great success with visitors of all ages, who have been enjoying discovering the museum’s collection in a new way.
“A truly enhancing addition to a wonderful history”
“Fantastic new display – so hands on – love it!”
Visitors of all ages enjoying the handling collection [images copyright Manu Palomeque].
We welcome anyone to come and use Gallery 6 for study or creativity and hope that it will be a valuable and enjoyable space for years to come.