Small Stories: At Home in Dolls’ House, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich
4 March to 25 June 2017
Link to EDP article with lots o pictures and a great description of each house
I visited this exhibition at the preview and was excited to see these prime examples of historic dolls' houses, once a status symbol amongst the rich, rivalling a gold-plated Roll Royce or an ocean liner in terms of kudos. Many have been passed down through generations within a family and are pretty much intact in spite of being played wth by both adults and children.
They are arranged chronologically from the oldest example to more contemporary houses and right at the end is a set of Dream Rooms made by local artists, designers and architects following an open call for submissions last year. The range of boxes is as diverse as the official collection and show some of the creativity and craftsmanship.
Coming up in June
Nelson & Norfolk - a major exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery opens on July 29 and runs through the summer holiday closing on October 1, 2017
The exhibition presents some of the most extraordinary and potent objects connected to Admiral Lord Nelson (1758 –1805), from his boyhood in Norfolk to his death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
A monumental early French Tricolour Ensign (flag) captured from French warship Le Généreux in 1800 – measuring the size of a tennis court – not see in public since 1905.
Nelson’s undress coat and hat which he wore at the Battle of the Nile and reunited for the first time for more than 100 years.
The hat features in the iconic portrait of Nelson by William Beechey, also on exhibition, and was presented to the artist as a token of thanks. The interior bears an inscription by Beechey to that effect.
A hugely romantic and enigmatic locket containing two different locks of hair - possibly that of Nelson and Emma Hamilton.
A dramatic black velvet drape from Nelson’s funeral car, together with the commemorative hatchment. Both were used at his funeral and not seen together since circa 1826.
Plus many other fascinating objects.
This is a one-off exhibition curated by Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Nelson & Norfolk
Saturday 29 July 2017 to Sunday 1 October 2017
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Hill, Norwich,NR1 3JU
Tel. +44 (0)1603 495897 www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
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Small Stories: At Home in Dolls’ House
4 March – 25 June 2017
Take a peek behind closed doors and discover the Small Stories of the tiny inhabitants of twelve of the V&A Museum of Childhood’s most treasured dolls’ houses. Journey through 300 years of the history of the home, and listen to tales of marriages and parties, politics and crime.
Visit a country mansion, a Victorian town house, a suburban semi and a high-rise apartment. The finale of the exhibition is Dream House 2017 featuring magical, miniature rooms specially created by Norfolk architects, artists, makers, students and school groups.