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Posted: Jun 19, 2018

Rena Gardiner - A Dorset Artist

A new exhibition of prints and books by Rena Gardiner.

A View of Corfe Castle, 1996 © Estate of Rena Gardiner (courtesy of Little Toller Books)

A new exhibition of prints and books by Rena Gardiner has opened at the museum. It will run until the 18 August 2018.

Rena was an artist, printer and publisher. She hand crafted and produced an eye catching range of beautifully illustrated and colourful guides to towns and villages, religious buildings and historic houses. Her distinctive style was a result of the printing techniques she used and her artistic skill. As a result every copy of her books is unique. At the height of her career she received commissions from the National Trust, abbeys and cathedrals.

Rena lived in Dorset for much of her life. Her love of the county and its history can be clearly seen in her work. Rena also loved travelling throughout Europe and venturing further afield. She filled sketchbooks with drawings and notes on these trips, producing paintings and prints on her return home.

This exhibition of 15 of Rena's prints and paintings is drawn from two private collections. They are displayed alongside a selection of her self published guide books and examples of two of her sketchbooks from her travels.

For further information please contact the museum.

Image: A View of Corfe Castle, 1996 © Estate of Rena Gardiner (courtesy of Little Toller Books)

Wimborne's Priest's House Museum awarded National Lottery grant for Revival Project

Posted: Jul 18, 2018

The museum has been awarded a National Lottery grant of £982,200 to fund improvements.

Dig It

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A day of archaeological family fun.

Wimborne History Festival

Posted: Jul 13, 2018

We are taking part in this year's Wimborne History Festival on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July.

Wildflowers

Posted: Jun 23, 2018

'Wildflowers' is a new exhibition, which introduces four girls from Edwardian Wimborne.

Rena Gardiner - A Dorset Artist

Posted: Jun 19, 2018

A new exhibition of prints and books by Rena Gardiner.

Human Resources Consultant/Advisory Firm Sought

Posted: Jun 18, 2018

The Board of Trustees wishes to source an experienced Human Resources consultant/advisor.

Special Opening at the Priest's House

Posted: Jun 6, 2018

The museum is celebrating Wimborne Minster Folk Festival.