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The Winter edition of Artefacts - the magazine for the Friends of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

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    Artefacts Friends of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery  Winter 2011 Artefacts Friends of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Winter 2011 Document Transcript

    • ArtefactsTHE FRIENDS OF BIRMINGHAMMUSEUMS & ART GALLERY MAGAZINE Winter 2011The Friends of MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATIONBirmingham Museums & Art Gallery OF FRIENDS OF MUSEUMS
    • CONTACTS John Pownall - Events and Artefacts Content friends.of.bmag@googlemail.com Myra Wheeldon - Events myra.wheeldon@googlemail.com Mary Whetnall - Events mary.whetnall@googlemail.com Margaret Boniface - Archivist Detail from The Hat Shop,margaret.boniface.fbmag@googlemail.com an Oil Painting by Henry Tonks, 1892 Lynda Perrin - Membership fbmagmembership@googlemail.com John Nodding - Treasurer johnnodding@yahoo.co.uk Chairmans Report 4 6 Ria van den Nieuwboer - Volunteer Co-ordinator Friends Events riavanden@btinternet.com Melissa Page - Administrator melissa.page.fbmag@gmail.com News from the Office 11 Friends Office Birmingham Museum & Art Acquisitions V 13 Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham. B3 3DH Tel: 0121 303 3129 Staffordshire Hoard Events: 0121 464 3353 14 friends.of.bmag@googlemail.com www.bmag.org.uk/friends_of_bmag Rita McLeans Report Reg. Charity No. 528895 Designed and Produced by: PW Media & Publishing Ltd Whats On 16 Graphic Design: Paul Blyth Reviews 22 Printed By: WPG Print Advertising Sales: Diane Stinton - Tel: 01905 727903 Friends Diary 23 diane@pw-media.co.uk WINTER 2011 ARTEFACTS 3
    • Our Chairman Deborah de Haes Happy New Year! I hope not too many The first ever meeting of the Young Persons’ Advisory Panel of you were stuck indoors over Christmas in early December was a lively and New Year because of the snow. There and enthusiastic event. Thanks to Buro Happold for hosting have been some very beautiful moments this for us. The young people but some very difficult times as well. I (aged between 20 and 30) hope that by the time you read this, your were very interested in the work of the Friends and full of personal snow scenes will all be history! ideas. They have generously Happy Birthday! This year, the Our Annual Lecture was a agreed to meet again to help Friends of Birmingham Museums real treat this year with a us work through what some of and Art Gallery is 80 years’ old. very informative talk about their questions and suggestions Our actual birthday is 1 July and current research into the might mean in practice for the we are planning a garden party Staffordshire Hoard from a very Friends. I am convinced the at Blakesley Hall on Sunday 26 knowledgeable and engaging outcome will be of interest to June in the afternoon. There will presenter, Leslie Webster. She all Friends whatever their ages. be afternoon tea with a special raised as many questions as she birthday cake, as well as a chance answered, all of which were In this our 80th birthday year, to see the Friends’ border which fascinating and underlined I am reminded of the remark was planted last year and is now the need for considerably made by the facilitator at the growing well, I am told. I hope more research to be done into Trustees’ Awayday in 2010: ‘In as many of you as possible will individual pieces, the deposits a long-standing charity like this,’ be able to come – more details left on them and the finer he said, ‘your responsibility is in the next Artefacts. We are detail that will become clearer to hand the organisation on in launching our birthday year with as the pieces are cleaned. Our good shape to your successors.’ a Friends’ private view of the Pre- fund-raising campaign is now I think back over the many Raphaelites Drawing exhibition at closed and I am delighted chairmen, committee members, 6pm on 22 February. As well as to say that we have reached administrators, Council staff an introduction to the Drawings our target of £25,000. An and volunteers who over the from Victoria Osborne, curator enormous thank you to Jennifer years have dedicated so much of the exhibition, we will also Young for coordinating this time and effort to making be having a drinks reception in campaign, which has involved the Friends what it is today. the Round Room, open to all considerable persistence and Friends and their guests (booking effort, and thank you for With every good wish for 2011 essential). Again, I hope to see your contributions large and and I hope you are able to enjoy as many of you as possible small – they all count and we at least some of the special events at this very special event. are grateful for them all. planned for our birthday year.4 ARTEFACTS WINTER 2011
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    • Forthcoming Friends Events lunch (not included), we will visit the Silk Coach Pick-up Mill and see displays that tell the story of the industrial heritage and achievement Due to parking restrictions in Richmond of Derby and its people. There is a special Hill Road we have changed our Harborne emphasis on the development of Rolls- Pickup Point to Yateley Road. This is on Royce aero engines and the railway industry. the other side of Harborne Road and is Other displays cover local industries such slightly nearer to Harborne. The Post Code as mining, pottery and foundry work. The is B15 3JP. For the next few coach events Power Gallery covers the story of motive we will send a map with your tickets. power in industry with hands-on exhibits. Ten minutes walk away is Derby Museum Lisbon Art & Culture Tour and Art Gallery which houses a wide range of important and attractive collections, Wednesday 6 - Tuesday 12 April 2011 covering porcelain, paintings, archaeology, Please note small change of dates. Details history, local regiments, geology and wildlife. were in the last edition of Artefacts. Due Paintings by the celebrated 18th Century to cancellations there are a few places Derby artist Joseph Wright, Associate of the remaining; if you are interested please Royal Academy (1734-97) include portraits, contact the office as soon as possible. landscapes, subjects from literature and scenes of industry and scientific equipment that represent this exciting period of pioneering Derby, Rolls-Royce Heritage discovery. This is the largest collection of the artists work in any public gallery in the world. Trust & Museums Tuesday 29 March 2011 The Archaeology Gallery contains local Our first stop will be at the Rolls-Royce Heritage material from the Stone Age to the Trust site on the south side of Derby which Middle Ages, with several fine Anglo- contains a representative selection of Rolls- Saxon crosses and a splendid sarcophagus. Royce Limited aero engines and cars, from the There are also two Egyptian mummies. formation of the Company to the present day. Engines currently included are Eagle, Hawk, The Military Gallery (now totally refurbished), Kestrel, Merlin, Griffon and gas turbines of tells the stories of local regiments such as the 9th the Welland and Derwent to the Trent. /12th Royal Lancers, the Derbyshire Yeomanry and the Sherwood Foresters, with information We will then coach to the centre of Derby available on a touch-screen computer. and park near the Silk Mill – Derby’s Museum of Industry and History. After time for Cost: £15 – Includes coach & driver’s tip6 ARTEFACTS WINTER 2011
    • Pickup Points: Yateley Road @ 8:30am until the last Lord Egerton died without heirsor Chest Clinic, Gt. Charles St. @ 8:45am. in 1958. Maurice Egerton bequeathed thePlease note change of Harborne pick-up. estate to the National Trust and in 1960 a lease was drawn up with Cheshire CountyThis event is open to non-members and an Council who managed and financed theapplication form is included in this magazine. property on behalf of the National Trust until April 2009 when responsibility transferred to Cheshire East Council. As well as the Tabley House & Mansion there are 50 acres of award-winning historical gardens which are accessed through Tatton Park (NT) the Garden Shop, and include the famousFriday 13 May 2011 Japanese Garden, Italian and Rose gardens,After coffee on arrival at Tabley House Arboretum, Topiary, Maze and Pinery/Vinery.(included), we will have guided tours of theHouse. Tabley House was designed by John Cost: £25.00 to include coach, driver’s tip,Carr of York for Sir Peter Byrne Leicester, coffee and biscuits at Tabley House, tours ofBt., and completed in 1769. His son, Sir Tabley House. Tatton Park is National Trust soJohn Fleming Leicester, Bt., later 1st Lord please remember your Membership Cards.de Tabley, was the first great patron andcollector of British paintings. He assembled Pickup Points: Depart Yateley Road 8:30am,a splendid collection at Tabley and in his Chest Clinic 8:45am. Please note change ofLondon house during the first decade of the Harborne pick-up.19th Century, ultimately with the intention ofestablishing a National Gallery of British Art. This event is open to non-members and an application form is included in this magazine.JMW Turner, Henry Thompson and James Wardwere among the many painters who stayed atTabley. Today, important works by them can be College of Foodseen in the rooms for which they were created,together with fine paintings by Dobson, Thursday 10 March 2011 at 12 noonLely, Reynolds, Cotes, Northcote, Callcott, Our 80th Year Annual Lunch has beenFuseli, Lawrence, Opie, Martin and others. arranged at the College of Food in Summer Row. As usual we have selected 2 startersWe will then coach the short distance to Tatton and 2 main courses. Please ensure yourPark (National Trust, entrance not included), selections are clearly indicated on yourarriving in time for lunch. There is the Stables applications, also any dietary requirements.Restaurant for snacks and hot dishes, perhaps Desserts will be selected on the day.bring a picnic with you or buy somethingfrom the Housekeeper’s Store if the weather YOuR CHOICES OF STARTER:is suitable. The Park has a history dating back A. Pan fried crab cake with a fritto mistoto Bronze Age farming and has been home of sea food and Tyrolienne sauceto herds of deer since the 13th century. In B. Sauté’d pork on a salad of leaves,the late Tudor period Tatton was acquired semi dried apricots, almonds, grilledby the Egerton family who owned the estate Parma ham and balsamic vinaigrette WINTER 2011 ARTEFACTS 7
    • MAIN COuRSES: centuries CE. He will illustrate this talk with C. Delice of lemon sole with a herb farce Marguery photographs which he has taken on his visits D. Roast Gressingham duck with black cherries to sites in Portugal and South Western Spain. Because Roman history is always interesting Cost: £19.50; this includes three courses, and there is ample space in the AV Room we wine, coffee and service. have thrown the event open to all Friends. We will meet in the AV Room at 10:45am An Application form is included in this magazine. for an 11:00am start. Cost: £5.00 80th Birthday Party An Application form is included in this magazine. Launch and Reception THE POETRY OF DRAWING Tuesday 22 February 2011 Friends Guided We are launching our 80th birthday year with a Friends reception in the Round Room at 6pm. Tours of BMAG After speeches and the presentation of the These tours are exclusive to Friends and Staffordshire Hoard fundraising cheque, you can are provided by official BMAG tour guides. make your way to the Drawings and Paintings unless otherwise stated they all start at Pre-Raphaelites exhibition in the Gas Hall and/ 11am in the Round Room and cost £6.00. or to the Staffordshire Hoard. Curators will be Please note that Lunch is not included in available to introduce the displays. Open to all these events (see Luncheon Clubs). Friends and their guests (booking is essential). We will meet in the Round Room at 6:00pm. GuIDED TOuR (103) - “FROM DARKNESS INTO LIGHT” BY JANE HOWELL Cost: £10 Friday 15 April 2011 The shortest day has passed and we look, An Application form is included in this magazine. with relief, to the days drawing out. This seasonal pattern has fascinated we humans from the beginning of time. How have artists The Romans in Lusitania tackled the subject? What do they show about our emotional response to the event. TALK IN THE AV ROOM SPEAKER In this tour we shall look at some works - DAVID JOHNSON in the hope of finding some answers. Monday 4 April 2011 This talk has been arranged primarily for the GuIDED TOuR (104) - “ALL THE WORLD’S Friends who are going on our Lisbon trip in A STAGE” BY CHRISTINE MOOSAVI April, Lusitania being the Roman name for that Tuesday 19 April 2011 area. In his talk, David intends to outline the way BMAGs paintings collection is rich in drama, in which the region was brought under Roman whether featuring players on a theatrical rule after the second Punic war, the nature of stage or actors caught in a moment of life in the Roman provinces of southern Spain dramatic tension the drama shouts at us. during the golden age of the late 1st and 2nd8 ARTEFACTS WINTER 2011
    • Those on this tour will enjoy the drama Application forms for these Luncheonand even participate. Luvvies with pink (or Clubs are included in this magazine.green) carnations are especially welcome.Application forms for these Guided Date For Your DiaryTours are included in this magazine. GARDEN PARTY AT BLAKESLEY HALL Sunday 26 June 2011 Luncheon Clubs There will be afternoon tea with a special birthday cake, as well as a chance to seeThe following luncheon clubs have been the Friends’ border which was plantedarranged for this next quarter. We meet at last year and is now growing well.11:00am, the talks take about an hour and There will be more information and Bookingthen we go to the Edwardian Tea Room Application forms in our next mailing.for lunch. You will need to bring yourticket for the lunch, the cost is £13.50. BRISTOL WEEKEND AWAY Friday 23 - Monday 26 September 2011THE POETRY OF DRAWING This years weekend away will be based inTuesday 8 & Friday 11 March 2011 Bristol, visits to the Wye Valley, Bath and BristolSpeaker Victoria Osborne, Curator (Fine will be included. More details will be publishedArt). The Poetry of Drawing brings in the next Artefacts.together works from Birmingham’s worldclass collections of Pre-Raphaelite andlater 19th century art alongside key loans Event Applicationsfrom public and private lenders, some ofwhich have never been seen before in BOOKINGS FOR EVENTSpublic. It is the most comprehensive and A few statistics for you. An analysis ofbeautiful survey of Pre-Raphaelite drawings, Events bookings for 2010 is as followsdesigns and watercolours ever staged. Artefacts Issue No. of No. ofFriends will meet in Gas Hall Reception Members Eventsat 11:00am for a start at 11:15am. Applying BookedTHE SILVER COLLECTION Winter 2010 151 390Monday 21 & Tuesday 22 March 2011 Spring 2010 177 369Speaker Martin Ellis, Curator (Applied Summer 2010 181 471Art). Martin will lead us upstairs to the Autumn 2010 99 231galleries above the Edwardian Tea Roomwhere the majority of the collection is All of your bookings were initially entered onto onedisplayed. If time permits we will look at spread sheet which gives an analysis of chequessome of the silver in the picture galleries. received and bookings made. The majority of these bookings were received within 10 days ofFriends will meet in Round Room at Artefacts being circulated. To help the booking11:00am for a start at 11:15am. procedure to run smoothly we highlight below WINTER 2011 ARTEFACTS 9
    • some of the areas where we frequently encounter valid for 12 months from the date of issue, problems with the application forms which delay all credit notes issued since June 2010 clearly the processing of your booking whilst we clarify state this. Any “old” credit notes should or query the information you have given. therefore be used against your bookings for either this or the next edition of Artefacts. MEMBERSHIP NuMBER Please include your membership number on SuMMING uP - PLEASE REMEMBER TO: the booking form, this is the 4 digit number • Separate the individual forms which is printed on your membership card. • Complete ALL details, don’t forget things like: It is not 528895 which is frequently quoted, Pickup Point on Coach Trips, deleting dates that is our Charity Registration Number. that you can’t come to Luncheon Clubs et cetera. LuNCHEON CLuB • Write ONE BULK Cheque made out to When booking for a Luncheon Club you will FBMAG for all the events that you are normally have a choice of dates. Please ensure applying for, but please do not include your that you indicate clearly on the booking form Membership subscriptions in this bulk cheque. which date you wish to attend. If you have no • Include a S.A.E. for EACH event date preference indicate “either date” - you will • Send the Forms, Cheque and S.A.E.s then be allocated tickets for the event which has to: The Friends Office, Birmingham the least bookings. Please check your tickets when Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain you receive them to ensure that the tickets are Square, BIRMINGHAM, B3 3DH for the date you require. This is a double check in case you omitted to indicate a preferred date. Tickets for lunch are only valid for the date shown. COACH OuTINGS Please indicate on the booking form where you will be boarding the coach, if not indicated we will use your departure point from a previous event. The choice will be indicated on the tickets - please ensure it is correct. We need to know your boarding point to ensure that everybody has arrived before the coach departs. If you subsequently wish to change the boarding point please advise us. Within 24 hours of the trip if something crops up which means you cannot attend please call the mobile phone number on the ticket. The organiser will then know not to wait for you. Cancellations prior to the date of the outing should be telephoned to the office number 0121 464 3353. CREDIT NOTES Please note that credit notes are now only10 ARTEFACTS WINTER 2011
    • News From the OfficeBENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP education and started to study ACCA. I have• Free entry to special exhibitions in Gas Hall good experience working on chartered accounts• Artefacts magazine four times a year and now I work as book-keeper for the Friends• Opportunity to join the many of BMAG. Here I have met a lot of wonderful Friends’ social events and outings people, I enjoy to working with them very much.Plus discounts at the following venues(terms and conditions apply): During my stay in England I met my• BM&AG and Community Museum shops husband Martin, he is from Slovakia and• 50% entrance discount to Thinktank we have a wonderful daughter Julia Anna. at Millennium Point www.thinktank.ac She will be 2 years old in March.• Shakespeare Birthplace Trust shops (excluding admission prices) www.shakespeare.org.uk I enjoy reading books, going to cinema,• Ironbridge Gorge Trust shops provided a travelling and visiting new places. I like to minimum of £5 is spent in one transaction. travel around the uK, thanks to it historical Offer excludes books, certain sales and culture heritage it is worth seeing. I also items, admission prices and café/restaurant love gardening and I enjoy working on our purchases) www.ironbridge.org.uk allotment which is close to our home.• Potteries Museums & Art Gallery shops/ cafés www.museums.stoke.gov.uk NEW MEMBERS A warm welcome is extended to our newINTRODuCING OuR BOOKKEEPER members: Miss KEW Blunt, Mrs H Bush, Mr PHi, I am Anna Voscek. I am Polish and came to Harrington, Mr P & Mrs C Harris, Dr A Harris,England 7 years ago. After completing university Miss M Page, Mrs BJ Andrews, Mr AW & Mrsof Economics in Poznan (Poland) I came here to B Macrae, Mr CM Edwards, Mr & Mrs WNstudy English. Because I got so fascinated by this Houghton, Mr J & Mrs A Mann, Mr D & Mrs Jcountry I have decided to stay for a bit longer. Marks, Mr P & Mrs E Baker, Mr P McLauchlan, Mr & Mrs JL Cunnington, Mrs J Chapman, Mrs L Ingram, Mr G Yardley, Ms C Hagen & Mr A Clay, Mrs EJ Blakey, Mrs J King, Ms JM Holmes, Mr N & Mrs P OKane, Ms J Salmons, Mr SJ Cardinal. Please remember to let us have your email address if you have not already done so. GIFT MEMBERSHIP We were very pleased that 15 members have joinedI studied AAT in order to be more familiar with through Gift Membership and thank everyone whouK accountancy systems and graduated in 2008. participated. Don’t forget that Gift Membership isHowever I have decided to carry on with my available all year round and runs for 15 months. WINTER 2011 ARTEFACTS 11
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    • Application Forms Your Pull-Out Application Forms follow Detach Application(s), complete all relevant details, send with One Cheque to “FBMAG” (unless otherwise stated)for all events & Stamped Self Addressed Envelopes for each event to: Friends’ Office, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH WINTER 2011 ARTEFACTS I
    • 1Luncheon ClubSilver CollectionMonday 21 and Tuesday 22 March 2011Speaker - Martin EllisName . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Membership No . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tel. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LC009 A/BWhen? (indicate as appropriate) I/we require ______ place(s) at £13.50 eachq Monday 21 March Total = £_________________ 2q Tuesday 22 March Amount included in bulk cheque to FBMAG? officeq Either date q Yes q No use ForLuncheon ClubThe Poetry of Drawing: Pre-Raphaelite Designs, Studies and WatercoloursTuesday 8 and Friday 11 March 2011Speaker - Victoria OsborneName . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Membership No . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tel. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LC008 A/BWhen? (indicate as appropriate) I/we require ______ place(s) at £13.50 eachq Tuesday 8 March Total = £_________________ 3q Friday 11 March Amount included in bulk cheque to FBMAG? office use Forq Either date q Yes q NoLunch at The College of FoodThursday 10 March 2011Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Membership No . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tel. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Please indicate numbers of Starter(s) and Main Course(s)Starters: A (Crab) ______ B (Pork) ______ Mains: C (Sole) ______ D (Duck) ______Any dietary requirements? ________________________________________________ C001I/we require ______ place(s) at £19.50 each. Total = £_________________Amount included in bulk cheque to FBMAG? office use Forq Yes q No
    • Cultural ChampionsCultural Champions from for their support of and public or business communitythe Birmingham Museums commitment to the Arts in who has shown outstandingand Art Gallery being given the West Midlands. Deborah support and commitment totheir awards by Ed Vaizey said, ‘I am delighted and an arts or cultural organisationMP at the West Midlands greatly honoured to receive in their local communitycelebration event in the Water this award which I feel is onHall on October 5th 2010. behalf of the work of ALL the A major event is held in Friends and not just myself. each English region, with aIn October 2010, Deborah de It is wonderful that the work Government Minister or VIPHaes, our own Chairman of of this great organisation is as guest of honour to helpFriends, Ian Reaves, Deputy being so widely recognised.’ celebrate the support andChairman and Shirley Stirling, dedication shown by thesea Friend who has worked What is a Cultural individuals and businessesfor 28 years as a volunteer Champion? to the arts in communitieswith BMAG, all received the A Cultural Champion is an across the nation.Cultural Champion award individual from the wider WINTER 2011The Friends of BM&AG Autumn 2010 ARTEFACTS IIIIII
    • 4Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust and Derby MuseumsTuesday 29 March 2011Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Membership No . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tel. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pick-up Pointsq Yateley Road - 8:30am q Chest Clinic, Great Charles Street - 8:45am EV015I/we require ______ place(s) at £15.00 each. Total = £_________________ 5Amount included in bulk cheque to FBMAG? officeq Yes q No use For80th Birthday Party Launch and ReceptionTuesday 22 February 2011Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Membership No . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tel. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .I/we require ______ place(s) at £10.00 each. Total = £_________________ EV014Amount included in bulk cheque to FBMAG? 6q Yes q No office use ForThe Romans in Lusitania - A Talk in the AV RoomMonday 4 April 2011Speaker - David JohnsonName . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Membership No . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tel. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .I/we require ______ place(s) at £5.00 each. Total = £_________________ EV016Amount included in bulk cheque to FBMAG?q Yes q No office use For
    • Acquisitions In the last Artefacts we featured our first Acquisition, the Indian Miniature portrait of Muntaz Mahal, in this edition we are reproducing a couple of pictures from the 40’s and 50’s. Study of Two Gondolas and Figures, an Oil Painting by Luca Carlevaris, Presented by the Friends of BMAG Acq. No. 1948P50 Cost £89 The Hat Shop, an Oil Painting by Henry Tonks in 1892 The subject, a hat shop, reflects Tonks interest in etiquette and fashion. The loose handling of the paint and the use of the effects of light reflects the influence of the French impressionists Manet (1832- 83) and Degas (1834-1917). Presented by the Friends of BMAG Acq. No. 1951P105. Cost £210Gillian Wearing AcquisitionThe Friends first purchase in our 80th year was a Limited Edition C-Type print representing the British modelLily Cole wearing a slightly damaged mask, made of her own face. The contemporary artist Gillian Wearingis Birmingham born and rose to prominence as one of the group known as the YBAs (Young British Artists).She featured in the RAs exhibition Sensation, and won the Turner Prize in 1997.The print measures 61x48cm and the cost was £791. WINTER 2011 ARTEFACTS V
    • 7Guided Tour 103From Darkness into LightFriday 15 April 2011Tour Guide - Jane HowellName . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Membership No . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tel. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GT103I/we require ______ place(s) at £6.00 each. Total = £_________________ 8Amount included in bulk cheque to FBMAG?q Yes q No office use ForGuided Tour 104All The Worlds a StageTuesday 19 April 2011Tour Guide - Christine MoosaviName . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Membership No . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tel. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GT104I/we require ______ place(s) at £6.00 each. Total = £_________________ 9Amount included in bulk cheque to FBMAG? officeq Yes q No use ForTabley House and Tatton ParkFriday 13 May 2011Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Membership No . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tel. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pick-up Pointsq Yateley Road - 8:30am q Chest Clinic, Great Charles Street - 8:45am EV017I/we require ______ place(s) at £25.00 each. Total = £_________________Amount included in bulk cheque to FBMAG? officeq Yes q No use For
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    • FBMAG StaffordshireHoard AppealWonderful news! I am research, conservation and Myra Weldon for organisingdelighted to be able to tell you display of the Hoard. tickets. The biggest thankthat the FBMAG Staffordshire you is of course due toHoard Appeal has achieved its I would like to thank all of you and your friendstarget and raised £25, 000. everyone who helped with who attended the various the Appeal. All those who events and also the PrivateWhen asked to undertake organised coffee mornings, Views of the Hoard and thethe role of Appeal organiser dinner parties and luncheons, Annual Lecture, many makingI accepted with some lectures, art shows and sales, extra donations as well.trepidation as I had serious opened their gardens or helddoubts whether it would be a treasure hunt. Special thanks The FBMAG Staffordshirepossible to raise a significant are due to the Marriott Hotel Hoard Appeal is now closedsum due to the recession and for hosting the champagne as the target of £25,000also, although the money reception and showing of has been raised. Againneeded to purchase the Hoard the National Geographic profound thanks to everyonewas raised quickly many film. FBMAG members in the and best wishes for 2011.people did not realise that office gave great assistanceBMAG and the Associated especially John Nodding Jennifer A. YoungRegional Museums required and Joyce Elliot for financial FBMAG Staffordshirea further £1.7 million for help and Mary Whetnall and Hoard Appeal WINTER 2011 ARTEFACTS 13
    • Rita McLeans Autumn Report Visitor numbers continue to increase and investigated is to develop options for new governance and we had 720,000 visitors to the end of delivery arrangements. Options December 2010 – an increase of 46,000 currently being scoped include on December 2009. The Staffordshire the most appropriate/effective trust arrangements e.g. a single Hoard continues to be popular with trust for Museums/Heritage over 205,000 visitors since its return to Services and Library/Archives; or BMAG in March 2010. The Steve McCurry a separate trust for Museums and separate trust for Libraries. Retrospective was a great success with Consideration will also be given almost 50,000 visitors, and by the end of to the integration of BMAG December there had been 15,000 visitors and Thinktank operations. I will keep you informed on progress. to the New Art Now show in Gallery 20. As many of you may be aware, Museums” which will be seen As part of the need to be more we have been in receipt of as part of a national network entrepreneurial and to increase Renaissance in the Regions of museum provision. Core income generation, an admission government funding since 2003. Museums are likely to be the charge of £3.50 for adults (16yrs I am pleased to report that major museums services in and over) was introduced at the funding will be continuing England’s conurbations having the Museum of the Jewellery but, in line with many other over c400,000 visitors, a local Quarter in January 2011. Friends national programmes, it will be population over c350,000 of BMAG will still be able to at a reduced level. However, and with significant museum visit the MJQ free of charge. the fact that it is continuing collections. BMAG will be is universally seen as a “good submitting an application to be The Staffordshire Hoard - focus result” and recognition by the a Core Museum in due course. continues to be on fundraising Government that Renaissance for research, conservation and has been a success story. A As with all local authorities long-term display so that the key change, however, is that around the country in the full story of the Hoard can be the existing regional “Hub” current economic climate, told. I understand that the delivery partnership model will Birmingham City Council has Friends’ target of £25k has been cease during 2011/12 and a to deliver major savings over reached. This is wonderful news new model for the programme the next few years. In order and our sincere thanks go to will be implemented from to provide a more sustainable Jennifer Young and to everyone 2012/13 onwards. The change future for its Cultural Services who contributed. A selection includes the setting up of (Museums, Libraries and Arts), of items from the Hoard was a limited number of “Core one of the proposals being recently taken to the Centre14 ARTEFACTS WINTER 2011
    • National De La Recherche functions reliably as a world class with disabilities – please refer toScientifique at the Louvre so exhibition space and complies the BMAG website for detailsthat analysis on the garnets and with environmental specifications or ring us on 0121 464 4335.the gold could be undertaken required by lenders. Following itsto help determine their origin. showing at BMAG, the Poetry Finally, it is with great sadnessThe service was very generously of Drawing exhibition will tour that I have to inform you thatoffered free of charge by to Australia from 17 June. Tessa Sidey, one of our Curatorsthe laboratories, a gesture of Fine Arts, died in the Newshowing the Hoard’s worldwide I’m afraid that the BMAG Year following a long illness.importance. The results of these Passenger Lift in Edmund Tessa worked at BMAG for 27analyses will inform much of the Street is currently out of use years and was a prominent andsubsequent research and again whilst major repair works are well respected member of theI will let you know the outcome being carried out. We do not museums service. Over the years,which should be very interesting. anticipate it being back in Tessa brought many artworks to action until April/May and, the Friends Committee and wasThe Poetry of Drawing: Pre- therefore, at the moment very successful in persuadingRaphaelite Designs, Studies and disabled access is only via the them to support the purchase ofWatercolours exhibition runs Great Charles Street entrance. the acquisition for the collection.until 15 May. This is the first However, for the Poetry of We will all miss her very much.exhibition using the upgraded Drawing exhibition in the Gas Rita McLeanair conditioning plant which will Hall, we will need to make Head of Museums &ensure that the Gas Hall now special arrangements for visitors Heritage Services WINTER 2011 ARTEFACTS 15
    • Whats On Upcoming Events MAIN MuSEuM & ART the original Brotherhood, their mentor John GALLERY OPENING TIMES AND Ruskin, and the second generation of Pre- TELEPHONE NuMBERS Raphaelites including Edward Burne-Jones, Times: Mon - Thurs and Sat 10am - 5pm, Fri Frederick Sandys and Simeon Solomon, as 10:30 am - 5:00 pm, Sun 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm. well as later artists influenced by the Pre- Telephone Numbers: Control Room 0121 Raphaelites such as Aubrey Beardsley. There 303 4215, Reception 0121 303 2834 will be a rare chance to see textiles, stained glass and ceramics by designers such as William Morris, William de Morgan and Florence Camm Gas Hall alongside their original working drawings, and significant watercolours and drawings never THE POETRY OF DRAWING: PRE- seen in public before, including examples by RAPHAELITE DESIGNS, STuDIES Rossetti, Arthur Hughes and Burne-Jones. AND WATERCOLOuRS Until Sunday 15 May 2011 While drawing is often seen as secondary The Poetry of Drawing is the most to painting, this exhibition will show how comprehensive survey of Pre-Raphaelite for the Pre-Raphaelites it was central to works on paper ever staged, showcasing the activity of making art. the collections of fine and applied art held at BMAG alongside key works After its showing in Birmingham, the exhibition from public and private collections. will tour to the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. The exhibition explores the role of drawing and design in the work of the Pre-Raphaelites, This is a paying exhibition; Friends will get in their associates and followers, from the earliest free on production of their membership card. days of the Brotherhood to the development of Symbolism and Art Nouveau. It includes A Book Launch, two Luncheon Clubs and watercolours and coloured drawings alongside a Reception have been arranged in conjunction works in pencil and pen and ink, and stained with this exhibition; see Forthcoming Friends’ glass, textiles and ceramics alongside their Events for details. original designs. Through the portraits and caricatures the artists made of one another and often gave as gifts, the exhibition also provides In the Main Galleries an insight into the Pre-Raphaelites’ relationships with their fellow-artists, friends and lovers. GALLERY 16 - THE STAFFORDSHIRE HOARD The Poetry of Drawing will include works by all the leading figures of the movement, including GALLERY 20 - ART NOW ExHIBITION16 ARTEFACTS WINTER 2011
    • can imagine, held in storage for BMAG. Public Gallery Events Arranged by BMAG Free tours of the MCC take place on the last Friday of every month at 11:00am andSINGLES NIGHT 2:00pm. There is no charge but booking isFriday 11 February 2011, 6:30pm - 10pm advisable on 0121 303 2836 / 675 2579Back by popular demand, this event is theperfect opportunity for like-minded people MCC PuBLIC OPEN DAYto mingle in the opulent surroundings of our Monday 2 May (Bank Holiday),galleries, enjoying a glass of wine, some live 10:30am - 5:00pm.music and (hopefully) wonderful company... Come along to another of our popular freeTickets cost £10.00 and include free admission open days when visitors get a chance to exploreto our Gas Hall exhibition, The Poetry of the stored collections at their leisure. ThereDrawing. Advance booking is required; to is always a new nostalgic treat to discover,book a ticket, please call the box office on whether your interest is in ceramics, transport,0121 303 1966, visit the Gas Hall reception, science and industry, domestic objects,or book on-line at www.bmag.org.uk/events. sculpture, natural history, and much more! Please note there is free car parking on-site.ADuLT WORKSHOPSA number of adult workshops are taking place If there are any Friends willing to volunteerat BMAG in the Spring. Tickets for each on one of these most enjoyable days pleaseworkshop are £20.00. To book a ticket, contact Phil Watson on 0121 303 4366 orplease call the box office on 0121 303 phil.watson@birmingham.gov.uk. The main1966, visit the Gas Hall reception, or book duties are staffing the aisles, store roomson-line at www.bmag.org.uk/events. Please and other areas and helping out with thecontact Louise Taylor, Public Programmes visitor evaluation. Only qualities requiredOfficer, for more information (louise.a.taylor@ are that you be ’helpful and watchful!birmingham.gov.uk or 0121 675 2579)Jewellery Making with Jolene Smith Community MuseumsSaturday 29th January, 11am - 4pm The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is openLife Drawing, with Anne Brierley (including a 10 all year, Tues - Sat & Bank Holiday Mondaysminute introduction to The Poetry of Drawing), 10:30am - 4:00pm. Aston Hall, Soho House,Saturday 19th February, 10:30am - 4pm Blakesley Hall and Sarehole Mill have now closed for Winter except for some special events, see details below or contact the venues The Museum directly. They will re-open 9 or 10 April. Collections CentreThe MCC is at 25 Dollman Street, Nechells, Museum of theBirmingham, B7 4RQ; it is one of the biggestmuseum stores in the country, a warehouse Jewellery Quartercrammed with every type of object you 75–79 Vyse Street, Hockley, Birmingham WINTER 2011 ARTEFACTS 17
    • B18 6HA. Tel: 0121 554 3598. everyone plenty of opportunity to create their own masterpiece (charge of £1 per head). The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter (open throughout the year), houses a perfectly preserved jewellery workshop offering a unique glimpse of working life in Soho House Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter. Soho Avenue, Handsworth, Birmingham, B18 5LB. Tel: 0121 554 9122 Aston Hall EASTER HALF TERM HOLIDAYS Tuesday 12th April – Monday 25th April 2011 Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6JD ‘Once upon a time’ children’s trail. Free. Tel: 0121 675 4722 Follow the fun fairytale clues around the house. The staff at Aston Hall are preparing for a DROP-IN FAMILY CRAFT ACTIVITIES busy season of events prior to their opening Tuesday 12 - Monday 25 April 2011, 12:30-3:30pm on Sunday 10 April. They will offer something £1.00 per child for everyone this year, and are sure all visitors will enjoy the beautiful house and gardens. SAIL AWAY Tuesday 12 April 2011 Make a box sailboat. Drop-in children’s craft activity On Wednesday 4 May they will be offering tours of Astons cellars, giving visitors a HOP TO IT! Friday 15 April 2011 chance to see some of the less glamorous, Make a lily pad frog. Drop-in children’s craft activity. but very essential, parts of the Hall, and to find out about how they were used. For MAD HATTERS Tuesday 19 April 2011 another insight into Astons life behind its four Make an Easter hat. Drop-in children’s craft activity. walls, they will also be hosting one of their popular garden tours on Tuesday 10 May. TEA CuP SuRPRISE! Friday 22 April 2011 Make a pop-up mouse puppet. For children and families, they will be bringing Drop-in children’s craft activity. out a new range of activity trails, so there will be something new for even our most EASTER TRAIL regular visitors. Children can also sign up Good Friday 22 - Easter Monday 25 April for the second year of the History Detectives 2011, 12noon-4pm. Free. Complete our passport scheme, collecting points every time garden Easter egg hunt and win a prize! they visit a museum, to win prizes. Last years scheme was very successful, with hundreds of SPECIAL EVENT DAY children taking part and the top 10 highest STEAM ME uP WATTY scorers being invited to Blakesley Hall for a Bank Holiday Monday 25 April 2011, 12noon-4pm Knight School and the chance to serve the Free event with Traction Engine in steam, Working master of the House! The childrens craft steam model engines from Birmingham Society of activities will be restarting with Easter Basket Model Engineers, Miniature railway Birmingham making on Wednesday 13 April. They are Society of Model Engineers (50p per ride) and a introducing new timed slots for these, to give children’s drop-in craft activity (50p per child).18 ARTEFACTS WINTER 2011
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    • A NEW BONNET FOR MISS BOuLTON A new costume commission at Soho House Blakesley Hall has recreated one of Anne Boulton’s bonnets Blakesley Road, Yardley, Birmingham, based on a shopping bill from a London B25 8RN. Tel: 0121 464 2193. milliner in 1820 and fashionable designs of the period. A first floor room at Soho House WINTER TOuRS has recently been refurbished to feature new £3.50 per person. Refreshments available displays on the Boulton family and their life at at an additional charge. On the following Soho. Anne Boulton, daughter of Matthew, Tuesdays at 11:00am - February 1, 8, 15, 22. had a keen interest in fashion throughout March 8, 15 & 29. Pre-booking essential. her life and this bespoke commission has brought to life the fascinating detail revealed Fully open from Saturday 9 April. in her shopping bills including fancy bonnet designs and luxury fabrics and trimmings. FAMILY CRAFT ACTIVITIES 12:.30-3.30pm Tuesday 12 April, Thursday 14 April, Tuesday 19 April, Thursday 21 April, Tuesday 31 May 2011. £1.00 per child. SHAKESPEARE DAY Saturday 23 April 2011, 12-4pm Come along and meet ‘the Bard’ and help him work on his new play. Garden tours on a Shakespeare theme. TuDOR TuNES Bank Holiday Monday 2 May 2011, 12-4pm An afternoon of Tudor and Elizabethan music with costumed musician Richard York. GARDEN PARTY Bank Holiday Monday 30 May 2011, 12-4pm A celebration of Blakesley’s wonderful gardens. Garden tours, country dancing, plant sales and garden games. The bonnet is a bespoke commission from the Costume Project at Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, who specialise in reconstructing Sarehole Mill 18th and 19th century costume. The bonnet Cole Bank Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, has been handmade from an ivory duchess B13 0BD. Tel: 0121 777 6612 satin with silk lining and is trimmed with silk ribbons and a fine french cotton lace. WINTER TOuRS The project has been supported by private £3.50 per person. Refeshments available at an donation and the Soho House Appeal Fund.20 ARTEFACTS WINTER 2011
    • additional charge. On the following Thursdays avoiding the steep and narrow internal stairs.at 1:00pm - February 3, 10, 17, 24. March This new arrangement means that Sarehole Mill- 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Pre-booking essential. is now accessible on the ground floor as well as on the first floor. The first floor provides aSarehole Mill is fully open from Saturday 9 good view of the working water wheel, steamApril until the end of October, Tuesday to engine, mill stones and ancillary machinery.Sunday from 12:00 to 4:00pm. Milling takesplace on the first Sunday of the month. Closed The platform provides entry to the mill buton Mondays except for Bank Holidays. also offers a lovely view over the mill pond which is surrounded by trees and is a secludedFAMILY CRAFT ACTIVITIES haven for wildlife. The pond is home to a heronWednesday 13 April, Wednesday and is regularly visited by kingfishers nesting20 April 2011, 1pm-3pm along the river Cole.£1.00 per child. The path and platform were paid for fromRAMBLERS’ GET WALKING DAY Birmingham City Council’s CorporateSaturday 7 May 2011, 12-4pm Access Budget.(Walk at 1pm). Join family activities or anorganised taster walk along the river Cole.Free step counters for new walkers. Weoley CastleMIDDLE EARTH WEEKEND Alwold Road, Weoley Castle, Birmingham,Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 May 2011, 11-5pm B29 5RJ. Telephone bookings via BlakesleyEntry to the mill and grounds are free. Some Hall 0121 464 2193activities /performances may charge. WINTER TOuRSNEW VIEWING PLATFORM £3.50 per person. Refreshments availableAT SAREHOLE MILL at an additional charge. On the followingFor the first time since Sarehole Mill opened as Fridays at 2:00pm - Feb 4 and March 4.a museum in 1969, visitors will have access to Pre-booking essential.the area behind the mill to view the pond thatstores the water to power the mill machinery. FAMILY CRAFT ACTIVITY Wednesday 20 April, Friday 3 JuneA newly installed gently sloping path runs from 2011, 1.30 - 3.30pm. Freethe mill yard to the pond viewing platformat the rear of the mill. Because the mill was GuIDED WALKbuilt against the earthen dam that holds back Sunday 8th May 2011, 2pm. Freethe water of the pond, the path starts atground level in the yard and slowly rises to theviewing platform which is at the same levelas the pond and the first floor of the mill.Visitors can therefore enter the mill at firstfloor level from the viewing platform, thus WINTER 2011 ARTEFACTS 21
    • Reviews Autumn Events Marble Hill Hall and the house. The “piece de resistance” is the Long Gallery with fan vaulting in white and Strawberry Hill gold and rich crimson damask walls 55ft long, On the 14 December we arrived around noon 17ft high and 13ft wide. The other beautifully at Marble Hill house in Twickenham. After restored room was the Tribune with mint lunch at a local hostelry we had a guided green walls and gold tracery on the ceiling. tour of Henrietta Howards house, Henrietta was the mistress of George II. Marble Hill Hall Perhaps another visit, please, could be was one of the first Palladian villas to be built arranged to see the further restorations in Britain. The villa was designed by Colen in a couple of years. Campbell under the direction of Lord Henry Ann Crump Herbert, the “Earl Architect”, between 1724 and 1729 and built by Roger Morris. We started the tour in the hall, the windows looking out Stoke-on-Trent – over the park with views down to the Thames. The Potteries Museum We then toured the reception rooms and & Art Gallery bedrooms, climbing to the top of the house Tuesday 11 January. A warm welcome from via a beautiful mahogany staircase. The Great the Committee Members of their Friends Room, the main reception room, is a prime greeted us on arrival at Stoke-on-Trent example of the symmetrical Palladian style Potteries Museum. Deborah Klemperer measuring 24ft long, 24ft wide and 24ft high. Principal Collections Officer, who has been closely involved in all matters relating to the Then we travelled further along the Thames Hoard since its discovery, generously gave us to Strawberry Hill House, 1743-1790, her time to explain the follow-up work now the Gothic folly of Horace Walpole, the in progress and it was particularly interesting third son of the Prime Minster Sir Robert to hear of the high level detailed investigation Walpole. Horace Walpole was an avid art into the source of the garnets used. collector and built Strawberry Hill to house his collection of paintings, armour, china, We were fortunate to be able to spend our cameos, snuff boxes and stained glass. The remaining time viewing the ceramics collection stained glass was incorporated into the at Stoke, which is designated as one of national gothic windows throughout the house. importance. After a day full of interest we returned to Birmingham after an easy journey. The house has recently undergone a £9 million restoration to restore Walpoles This has raised £335 towards our Appeal for original decorations and designs. In fact the the cleaning and conservation of the work is still being carried out so we had to Staffordshire Hoard. avoid ladders and paint pots as we toured Myra Wheeldon22 ARTEFACTS WINTER 2011
    • Friends Diary Dates February11 ** Guided Tour (102) – Jane Howell – Fortunes of War22 * 80th Birthday Party Launch and Reception March8 * Luncheon Club – Victoria Osborne – The Poetry of Drawing (1)10 * College of Food11 * Luncheon Club – Victoria Osborne – The Poetry of Drawing (2)21 * Luncheon Club – Martin Ellis – The Silver Collection (1)22 * Luncheon Club – Martin Ellis – The Silver Collection (2)29 * Derby – Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust, Silk Museum & Art Gallery April4 * The Romans in Lusitania, Speaker – David Johnson6 - 12 # Lisbon Art & Culture Tour15 * Guided Tour (103) – Jane Howell - From Darkness into Light19 * Guided Tour (104) – Christine Moosavi - All The World’s a Stage May13 * Tabley House & Tatton Park June26 + Blakesley Hall – Garden Party September23 - 26 + Bristol Weekend Away* Details and application forms are enclosed with this mailing** Fully booked, sorry d n Ap lis d , in pub 11 e cts+ Dates for your diary, no applications in this mailing ril he itio e 20 tefa# Included in a previous mailing, but still some places available r wi prin xt A$ Event arranged by BMAG S ne ll b g th The e