Beaney Schools Project Slows Down The Pace

From January 2019, the Beaney in Canterbury will be offering schools and other educational groups exclusive access to the museum for a new learning workshop ‘Mindfulness Mondays’.   Over the last few years, the Beaney has become a leading museum in the area of health and wellbeing through a variety...

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Spooktacular fun at the Beaney

A day of spooky half term fun for all the family is on offer at the Beaney on Friday 26 October as the museum gets in the Hallowe’en spirit. ‘Fright at the Museum’ runs from midday to 8.30pm and will see the entire Beaney turned into a haunted house with...

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Museum Volunteers Clock Up 865 Hours of Support

Volunteers who work on a range of activities in the city council’s museums and galleries service have been thanked for their efforts at special reception. In 2017, 34 individuals contributed a total of 865 hours of support in areas such as exhibitions, collections, marketing and education, working alongside the service’s...

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Exhibition tells the Ladybird artists’ stories

A special exhibition uncovering the story of the artists who illustrated Ladybird books for more than 30 years opened at The Beaney in Canterbury on Saturday 9 June. Ladybird books have been a familiar fixture on children’s bookshelves since the 1950s but few people are aware that they actually date...

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Dreams lead to prizes at the Beaney

Visitors to the latest exhibition at the Beaney in Canterbury – The BFG in Pictures – have been sharing their dreams in a special art competition. And at an event last Tuesday 8th May, the winners were announced, along with the unveiling of professional illustrations of their dreams created by local artist...

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Timeframes

The fifth in a series of blogs by Beaney Armchair Artist in residence, Kathleen Herbert. Whilst waiting for an elusive sunny day to start experimenting with the cyanotype process, I continued my research into Anna Atkins. What I have discovered and something that appears to be common with many female...

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Cyanotypes

The fourth in a series of blogs by Beaney Armchair Artist in residence – Kathleen Herbert. In the last few weeks I have been thinking about the photo chemical process in my film making and have started to research one of the earliest forms of these processes; cyanotypes. The name...

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Re-thinking religious art

Canterbury Museums & Galleries volunteer, Catherine Digman takes a closer look at The Beaney’s latest exhibition ‘Picturing Faith’ Over the past forty years, the Methodist Church has build up an amazing collection of modern art, supporting artists to create genuinely ground breaking pieces of modern art which experiment with form...

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Photochemical, Photoelectric

The latest blog from Katherine Herbert,  Resident Armchair Artist at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge. In my last blog I talked about my experiences of handling the objects at The Beaney. Seeing and feeling the marks made by the creator has got me thinking about production, reproduction and imitation....

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