The museum will be the venue for an artist installation by Jenni Dutton from the 14 September to 2 November.
Artist Jenni Dutton will create a display of prosthetic legs she has made for a Victorian doll stored at the museum, as part of her response to the project ‘The journey: Exploring the Nature of Mending’. Jenni was given access to explore the museum’s collections. She examined some objects where their previous owners had made efforts to repair them, demonstrating the human need to ‘make do and mend’. Her own work is in response to this research. Museums use qualified conservators if an object in their care is in need of repair.
The project has been initiated by textile artist Jacy Wall, in partnership with Walford Mill Crafts and the Priest’s House Museum, which explores through the making of contemporary artworks and interaction with museum collections, the layers of meaning, cultural and emotional, that are evoked by mending repair and reuse. It is supported by Arts Council England, East Dorset District Council, Wimborne Town Council and Dorset County Council.
Admission is £4.50 for adults and £3.50 for concessions (up to two children aged 5-18 go free with one full paying adult or concession - additional children £1 per child). This annual pass can be used as many times as a visitor likes during the museum’s normal opening hours, with the exception of some special events and ticketed events.
The museum is open Monday to Saturday, 10 to 4.30. For further information please contact the museum.
'The journey: Exploring the Nature of Mending' exhibition will be at Walford Mill Crafts from the 14 September to 27 October, Monday to Saturday 10 to 5 and Sunday 11 to 4, admission free.
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