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  • Donate an Object [Page]

    We welcome donations and bequests from the public.

    Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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  • Churchill Lecture: Jacob Rees-Mogg MP on ‘Britain and the Wider World Post-Brexit’ [News / Blog] post-Brexit’. Jacob was elected as the Member of Parliament for North East Somerset in May 2010, with a majority of 4914 and again in May 2015 with an increased...

    Published: Saturday, October 22, 2016

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  • Mosaic Friendship Quilt [Object]

    Quilt top pieced from hexagons in Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern. Each of the ninety ‘flowers’ has a signature, sometimes accompanied by a handwritten inscription or stamped design in its cream...

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  • KS3 – Post-16 [Page]

    Both general and specialised tours are available for education groups

    Published: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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  • Portrait of a Gentleman – Daniel Coker? [Object]

    Joshua Johnson is considered to be the first significant African-American artist. He worked in Baltimore, Maryland, from 1796 to 1824. It is not known whether he received formal training as...

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  • Racetrack Tout Trade Figure [Object]

    Possibly carved by Charles Parker Dowler of Providence, Rhode Island, this type of swaggering caricature was popular with tobacconists. In catalogues, this model was sometimes known as ‘The Dude’ –...

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  • Pink Whole-Cloth Quilt [Object]

    Pink glazed-wool quilt, backed with unglazed khaki-coloured wool. Evenly stitched hand-quilting. Parallel diagonal lines fill the negative space between flowing lines of running feather, bunches of grapes and roses. This Whole-Cloth...

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  • Privacy Policy [Page]

    Published: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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  • Crazy Fan Quilt [Object]

    Pieced from silk and velvet scraps, twenty-five Crazy patchwork and Fan blocks (11 in square) make up this sofa throw. As well as having heavy embroidery along the seams, several...

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  • Ashoken Junction [Object]

    The founders of The American Museum in Britain regarded this painting as the ‘grandparent’ of the Museum’s entire collection, as it was the first piece of Americana that they ever...

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