Museum Mystery as Milk Jug Goes Walkabout

2019-12-10T02:06:24+00:00December 10th, 2019|

As you admire the superb display of historic ceramics at the museum, spare a thought for the unassuming white milk jug, exhibit 31 in the main display cabinet. This exquisite piece of plain white, salt glaze stoneware (c. 1760) recently escaped from its allotted spot and was only stopped in its tracks by an adjacent [...]

The Goldfish Bowl

2019-12-06T17:14:09+00:00December 6th, 2019|

From time to time, we will shine a light on items in our collection that merit a special mention. One such item is The Goldfish Bowl, an oil painting by William Daniels, dated 1868. Daniels (1813 – 1880) was an artist who worked in Liverpool during the Victorian era, specialising in portraiture and scenes of [...]

Einstein Visits Broadway (in a small way)

2019-11-04T15:29:00+00:00November 4th, 2019|

100 years ago, just six minutes of a solar eclipse was enough to provide proof of Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. The rest is history. A new micro-sculpture of Einstein, one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century, has gone on display in the Willard Wigan Room at Broadway Museum and Art [...]

2019 Lecture Series: The History of Gordon Russell Design

2019-10-23T12:03:04+00:00October 23rd, 2019|

Image: Sir Gordon Russell. One of the recent, well attended talks at the Museum, as part of the NFU series, was that of Martin Blakeman, former Master Craftsman for Gordon Russell Ltd and current volunteer at Gordon Russell Design Museum. He took his audience through the organic growth of the Gordon Russell Design business, its [...]

New Exhibition Launched

2019-10-23T11:59:05+00:00October 2nd, 2019|

Image: Paul Hirons, Dr Federica Gigante and Dr Joshua Bull at the Launch Event. A new exhibition, curated by our partners at the Ashmolean Museum, has been opened. It is called ‘Dimensions: The Mathematics of Symmetry and Space’ and is the result of a ground-breaking collaboration between the Ashmolean and Oxford University’s world-renowned Mathematical Institute. [...]

Volunteer outing in the summer

2019-09-18T21:39:25+00:00September 16th, 2019|

Staff and Volunteers Visit Sezincote A group of volunteers and staff from Broadway Museum & Art Gallery recently visited the wonderful house and gardens at nearby Sezincote. It proved to be a delightful and rewarding afternoon out. Set in beautiful grounds and dating from the early nineteenth century, Sezincote House is a unique example of [...]

Children’s trail

2019-08-27T20:44:35+00:00August 1st, 2019|

Changing Faces: new Children’s Trail launched  The museum team have developed a great new Children’s Trail, giving  younger visitors an opportunity to investigate the museum’s many and varied exhibits and answer questions based on what they find. Themed to tie in with our current exhibition, Painting Faces: The Art of Flattery, it’s a fun way [...]