Wednesday 18th February
7.00 – 9.00pm
£2.50 on the door, all welcome.
For the second of this month’s Drawing Club events we are spending a Night at The Museum. The lovely people at Powell-Cotton Museum in Quex Park have arranged for special after-hours access to their incredible collection.
The Powell-Cotton Museum at Quex Park was established in 1896 by Percy Horace Gordon Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) to house natural history specimens and cultural objects collected on expeditions to Asia and Africa. Percy Powell-Cotton was a pioneer in the use of the diorama to display mounted animals against backdrops of their natural habitats. The Powell-Cotton Museum’s natural history dioramas are outstanding examples, unique to the UK, stunning for their size, quality and imagery.
Drawing Club will also have access to the museum’s brand new Gallery 6 with its handling collection of skeletons, taxidermy, shells, furs and clothing. Participants will be encouraged to mix and match items to create a cabinet of curiosity of imagined species to draw.
Please meet at the museum at 6.45. As the museum will be closed to the public there will not be anyone at the front desk to meet you if you are late!