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  1. 1. exhibitions / art events / historyWhat’s On families / talksJune – Aug 2012 café / shop E RE ller y n F t Ga ssio r e mi & A lcom d m A u e se ions w Mu t to DonaBringing history & the arts to life www.theherbert.org
  2. 2. A worldof discoveryawaits you…Welcome to the Summer 2012 programme of exhibitions and events at theHerbert. This season we have three new exhibitions which will captivate mindsand imaginations. Our diverse events programme is packed with creativeworkshops, family events and talks, ensuring everyone will find something toentertain.The Dinosaurs are coming…Enter if you dare! Join us for DINOSAURS UNCOVERED,and prepare to be amazed. Take a virtual tour of the prehistoric oceans withthe astonishing CGI aquarium in MONSTERS OF THE DEEP. View new artworks at theCoventry Open 2012, an exhibition celebrating work by artists from aroundthe region.Why not explore our 8 award-winning interactive galleries? Discover 2000 yearsof Coventry history, learn about the citys wartime experiences, wanderthrough dazzling multi-sensory interactive displays and investigate the naturalworld. Theres so much to see; youll discover something new every time youvisit.Make your day complete and treat yourself to a delicious snack or hot lunchin our café, or browse through the beautiful crafts, inventive toys, jewellery andoriginal artworks in our shop.For full details of our exhibitions and packed events programme, please visit ourwebsite, or join our mailing list at www.theherbert.org/mailing-list PICK UP A GUIDE & LET HERBOT SHOW YOU THE WAY! History C Elements entre G allery History The Herbert would like to thank its kind supporters and donors. For more information please visit www.theherbert.org/supporters 2
  3. 3. CONTENTSEXHIBITIONS 4From Highfield Road to Wembley Way until 1 July 4Wonderful Watercolours until 22 July 5Dinosaurs Uncovered from 21 July 6Monsters of the Deep from 21 July 8Coventry Open 2012 from 22 July 9EVENTS 10REGULAR EVENTS 12FAMILY EVENTS 13SHOP 14LUNT & PRIORY 15KEEP UP TO DATE 16GETTING HERE 17Cover/content images:Bablake School, 1868-1887, by Edith GittinsDinosaurs imagery BMDSOMEWHERE – ANYWHERE – NOWHERE (ABANDON) by Marinos Thoma,The Great British StoryWorkers in Wells Street, Coventry 3
  4. 4. From Highfield Road to Wembley Way Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Coventry Citys FA Cup win Until 1 July Exhibition in Gallery 1 FREE From Highfield Road to Wembley Way Everyone in Coventry remembers where celebrates one of the greatest FA Cup finals they were and what they were doing on 16 of all time and looks at how a football team May 1987 when Coventry City won the FA can unite a whole city. Using photography, Cup. A section of the exhibition focuses on film and memorabilia from fans and these memories and gives visitors the players, the exhibition guides the visitor chance to share their own stories of that through a brief history of the club, each day, either in the exhibition itself or via our game of the 1986-7 cup run, the website. memorable final and the return of the conquering heroes. The exhibition is not just about looking into the past. Photographic portraits of the FA Visitors will experience what it was like to be Cup winning team have been in Coventry Citys 1987 F.A. Cup winning commissioned by the Herbert. Part squad, by entering the exhibition through a homage to the players and part social representation of the players tunnel created commentary on modern football, the by artist Duncan Whitely. The muffled sounds portraits by acclaimed photographer Paul of the crowd, will grow progressively louder Smith will illustrate how much football has until visitors enter the exhibition to the full changed in the last 25 years. roar of the Coventry City fans. See our events pages for details about a WE W ANT YOUR M EMORIES! FREE public art launch! Share them with us at football www.theherbert.org/Mirrorpix 4
  5. 5. Wonderful Watercolours: Views of Coventry and Warwickshire Until 22 July Exhibition in Gallery 4 FREE Showcasing the Herberts fine collection of Also included in the exhibition will be an rare watercolours, this exhibition displays album of views of Coventry painted in 1819 over 100 views of Coventry and by William Brooke. Many of these superb Warwickshire creating a visual record of over works show streets and buildings which have two centuries. now vanished. The album was purchased by the Herbert following a successful Featuring well known artists including Paul fundraising appeal. The displays also feature Sandby, David Cox and Thomas Girtin, and items from the Herberts archaeology, history local favourites HE Cox and Sydney Bunney, and archive collections, which are linked to the paintings range in date from the 1770s some of the locations shown in the to the present day. paintings. Alongside familiar scenes, such as Watercolour of the Week FREE Kenilworth Castle and Warwick Castle, there New work inspired by Coventry and are views of picturesque villages and a Warwickshire landscapes, painted by reminder of the glories of old Coventry in members of the Coventry Watercolours views of the citys medieval gates, buildings Society in response to the exhibition. and streets. See our events pages for details about a Watercolours workshop.Bablake School, 1868-1887, by Edith Gittins 5
  6. 6. A Exhibition DINOSAURS UNCOVERED 21 July – 6 January 2013 Exhibition in Gallery 1 Children & concessions £4.95/Adults £5.95/under 4s FREE Family Tickets £18 * includes gift aid donation Travel back 250 million years, and discover Featuring amazing life-size dinosaurs, real some of the most iconic and awe inspiring and replica fossils and holographic video creatures to walk the Earth. presentations by wildlife expert Chris Packham, this thrilling exhibition will help Come face to face with the skull of the you uncover the truths about dinosaurs ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex, marvel at the and the world they dominated. length of the Diplodocus thigh bone, consider the strength of the Stegosaurus Packed with exciting interactives and armour plating and be astonished by the touch screen technology, visitors can Triceratops three horned might. design their very own dinosaur skin, piece together dinosaur skeletons and test their Twitter for all knowledge of these astonishing creatures. Follow @The_Herbert on eeting fun things dinosaur! Well be tw facts, crafts and more… #DailyDinoImage: Blind MIce Design SAVE 10% BY BOOKING AT WWW.THEHERBERT .ORG OR PAY ON THE DAY 6
  7. 7. BOOK NOWTickets: Children & concessions £4.95/Adults £5.95/under 4s FREEFamily Tickets £18 * includes gift aid donation oking at Save 10% by bo www.theherbert.orgWIN £50 WORTH OF or pay on the dayDINOSAUR GOODIESTo celebrate this monstrous exhibitionopening on 21 July we are giving away £50 WHY NOT TREAT YOURworth of dinosaur goodies from our shop! To LITTLE MONSTER TO Abe in with a chance of winning, all youhave to do is join our mailing list at DINO BIRTHDAY PARTY ATwww.theherbert.org THE HERBERT? We are offering exclusive birthday partiesFREE SUMMER FUN for children aged 4+, with prices starting at just £10.95 per childSee our Family Events page for loads ofFREE activities to keep your familyentertained. You can also download a Tickets include a visit to the Dinosaurs Uncovered exhibition and then party foodDinosaurs Uncovered exhibition and events in the Herbert Café. We can also arrangeguide at www.theherbert.org or pick one up dinosaur themed party bags to make surein person. guests go home with some dino treats! For more information please go to www.theherbert.org/kidsparties OU DARE!THE DINOSAURS ARE COMING…ENTER IF Y 7
  8. 8. MONSTERS OF THE DEEP A Exhibition21 July – 9 SeptemberExhibition in The Studio FREEBe enthralled by the MONSTERS OF THE DEEP… EARLY YEARS ACTIVITY SPACEthis unique CGI prehistoric aquarium shows Explore the deepest waters of thethe reptiles that swam the Earths seas prehistoric ocean and create your ownmillions of years ago as the dinosaurs sea monster to dive, splash and swim with.roamed the land. Take a tour of some of Our all age activity space includes athese amazing creatures including special baby friendly area.Plesiosaurs, Pliosaurs and Icthyosaurs, andthe remarkable underwater world theyinhabited.WIN £50 WORTH OF DINOSAUR GOODIESJoin our mailing list to enter our prize draw and win £50 worth of dinosaurHerbert shop. goodies from the 8
  9. 9. Coventry Open 2012 11 August – 30 September Exhibition in Gallery 4 FREE Entry Forms are now available for the Submission of work takes place on seventh Coventry Open at the Herbert Art Saturday 28 July 2012, 10.30am-3.30pm. Gallery & Museum. The exhibition is open to West Midlands and Warwickshire artists For full conditions of Entry and an Entry working in any medium, including painting, Form, go to www.theherbert.org and drawing, print, sculpture, textiles, search for Coventry Open 2012. photography and film. There is a prize of £1000 awarded by the judges to the overall winner.SOMEWHERE – ANYWHERE – NOWHERE (ABANDON) by Marinos Thoma, Winner of the Coventry Open 2010 9
  10. 10. Booking Information for eventsEvents To book events please call 024 7629 4774, ask at reception or go to www.theherbert.orgPublic Art Launch: The City The Great British Story –FREE Ancestors in the Archives FREESaturday 16 June Saturday 23 June2.00pm – 4.00pm 10.30am – 4.30pmJoin us on the site of the old Highfield Complementing a new television series forRoad ground to celebrate the launch of a BBC 2, join us for a day of activities that willpiece of public art created by artist David help you discover the history of the areaDewis and commissioned by George and learn more about past generationsWimpey Plc. through performances, film screenings, talks, trails and more. Discover the meaning of your surname or a placeBooking is not required. Please go to name, find out how to preserve familywww.theherbert.org for full details. stories and objects, explore costume and objects from the Herberts collection.Sculptural Adventure £25 Booking is not required to attend theTuesday 19 June event. Visitors can sign up to talks and10.00am – 4.00pm tours on arrival.Led by artist David Dewis this workshop willlead you through design, producing amaquette (model), and creating your ownpiece of sculpture to take home.Booking is essential. All equipment, tooland some materials included. 10
  11. 11. Events Booking Information for events To book events please call 024 7629 4774, ask at reception or go to www.theherbert.orgAllesley String Quartet FREE British Festival of ArchaeologySaturday 30 June FREE3.00pm – 4.00 pm Tuesday 17 July 10.00am –12.00pm &Join this accomplished and welcominggroup of local musicians for an hour of 2.00pm – 4.00 pmbeautiful live music by Mozart andBeethoven. Delve into mysterious Medieval and tidy Tudor times by examining for yourself someBooking is not required. of the fabulous objects found on archaeological excavations in Coventry with archaeologist Paul Thompson, Keeper of Collections at the Herbert.Painting en Plein Air - Indoors£15Monday 9 July Heritage Weekend FREE10.00am – 4.00pm Saturday 8 September, 10.00am – 4.00pmWorking with gouache (thick watercolour)Alan Tyers, Chairman of the Coventry Sunday 9 September,Watercolour Society, will demonstrate and 11.00am – 4.00pmhelp to develop techniques of paintingquickly to capture the effect of light on alandscape or townscape in the style of the Join us and investigate local history andFrench Impressionists. culture, meet dozens of specialist local history groups and enjoy a range ofBooking is required. events.3D Enamels for the Home orGarden £25Tuesday 10 July10.00am – 4.00pmEnamel doesnt fade or worry about frostor sun so is ideal inside or outside thehome. During this one day workshop youwill make items from copper foil, shapeand form them, then apply liquid enamelsto permanently brighten your home orgarden.Booking is essential. All equipment, toolsand limited materials included. 11
  12. 12. Regular EventsHerbert Illuminations FREE Collection Conversations FREEDrop in to these lunchtime talks Wednesday 1 August12.30pm – 1.30pm 10.00am – 12.00pmFamily History Drop in to Whats In Store and handle items from our natural history, archaeology andI Never Expected That! social history collections. Curators will be onTuesday 19 June hand to answer your questions.A look at some of the more unusual, shockingand amusing records you come across whenresearching your family tree with historianPeterson Cobbett.British Festival of ArchaeologyTalk: Animal Bones inArchaeologyTuesday 17 JulyExplore how people in the past usedanimals through research into husbandry,economy, power and food, andcomparing examples from archaeologicalsites in this practical hands on talk witharchaeologist Paul Thompson, Keeper ofCollections at the Herbert.Memories and Emotions:Discovering the SoldiersPerspective of WarTuesday 21 AugustDr Sarah York from the Centre for History ofMedicine explores how soldiers cope with thestresses of modern warfare, and how theyremember the individual experience of warthrough personal narrative. 12
  13. 13. Booking Information for eventsFamily Events To book events please call 024 7629 4774, ask at reception or go to www.theherbert.orgHISTORY HUNTERS31 July – 24 AugustThis summer join us to uncover newand exciting things about thecollection and the prehistoric livesof our monstrous visitors inDinosaurs Uncovered!Children must be accompanied by anadult at all times. Content suitable for 4+but all are welcome. EATING WITH DINOSAURS FREE Wednesday 29 AugustTUESDAYS 12.00pm – 2.00pmDIGGING FOR DINOSAURS FREE A chance to have a picnic in the shadow10.30am & 11.30am of a dinosaur! Aimed at children aged 2-6,Become an archaeologist for the day and bring along a packed lunch and blanketdiscover the mysteries beneath the sand! and eat your picnic in our Covered Court area, face to face with a dinosaur. ThereBooking will open one week prior to each will be an arty activity to do while you eatsession. Please arrive promptly. your picnic.WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS For safety reasons booking is essential.MAKE AND TAKE CREATIVE WORKSHOPSFREE DISGUSTING DINOSAUR DIGESTION! £1Drop in between 10.30am – Friday 31 August12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm Sessions start at 10.30am, 1.00pmOur popular art and craft sessions have and 2.30pmgone dino mad this summer! Be educated and revolted, in this interactive talk led by the livelyFRIDAYS palaeontologists of Everything Dinosaur.FIND OUT MORE TALKS & TRAILS FREE Find out how we know what prehistoric animals ate, handle fossils and learnStarts at 11.00am & 1.00pm everything you could ever want to knowA fantastic chance to find out more about about dinosaur digestion. Poo alert!our objects on display and get activelyinvolved with object handling and dressing Entry fees payable on door. Places Hello to family eventsup. Taking place in the permanent cannot be booked in advance.galleries, each talk will look at something & activitiesdifferent and exciting. Pick up a trail whichwill be themed to each week’s objects.Talks last 30 - 45 minutes. 13
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  17. 17. GettingHere 5 Scan this code with your smart phone to go to our website 1 2 3 4 Car park postcodes 1 Cox Street, CV1 5LW 2 Lower Ford Street, CV1 5PW 3 Barracks, CV1 1DD 4 Salt Lane, CV1 2GY 5 Silver Street CV1 1HWHerbert Art Gallery & Museum with Disabilities TrainJordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP Parking for Blue Badge The Herbert is a shortT: 024 7683 2386 holders is on Bayley walk from CoventryE: info@theherbert.org Lane opposite the Station.W: www.theherbert.org entrance to the Rail information can beMonday – Saturday Herbert. found on 08457 484 95010.00am – 4.00pm Lift access and accessibleSunday toilets are available. Car12.00pm – 4.00pm The Herbert is Bus situated in Coventry For full details on all city centre. There are the National Express a number of public carKeep up to date – follow us on Coventry Bus parks nearby. There are alsofacebook and twitter, watch us services please visit the two Park and Ride serviceson you tube or view us on Travelcard and Information operating, for morewww.flickr.com/theherbert shop at Pool Meadow Bus information call Station, call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. 0871 200 22 33 or go to www.nxcoventry.co.ukIf you require this information in another format please contact us on024 7683 2386All information correct at time of going to press. We reserve the right to change or cancel events or exhibitions withoutprior notice. Please check our website before your visit.Information for PeopleThe Herbert Art Gallery & Museum operates through a unique partnership of the following organisations:Coventry Heritage & Arts Trust Ltd. Registered charity number 1124704 17