THE BEST #MUSEUMSELFIE’S FROM THE BEANEY

In case you haven’t logged into your Twitter account, today is #MuseumSelfie day! Here at the Beaney the art and the staff have been marking it in style. Who knew we were all such a vain bunch? Here are a few of our favourites from the day… …and of course...

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THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 1,000 OBJECTS

October 2014 saw the publication of Dorling Kindersley’s History of the World in 1,000 Objects, which features dozens of items from our collections. For all the museums staff and frequent visitors the release was a gentle reminder of the sheer diversity of the objects in our collections. It was an...

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8 WINTERY WONDERS TO SEE AT THE BEANEY THIS CHRISTMAS

1. Winter: Through the Fells, Cumberland, the Drove in a Snowdrift [1900] by Thomas Sidney Cooper Cooper travelled regularly to the north of England, Wales and Scotland to make studies for later use in paintings. He liked the rugged landscape of mountains and fells, which made a good setting for...

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THE BEANEY CHRISTMAS TREE STORY…

Written by Beaney artists in residence Holder and Lamoon It has been a while since we last posted a blog about our work at The Beaney, not because we have been sitting around doing nothing, because we have been working on bit of a secret mission.  Well not that secret,...

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WINTER IN THE FRONT ROOM

As Edith Sitwell said ‘Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home’. In our latest Front Room exhibition, Winter, we wanted to create a space which encapsulated...

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‘WAR AND PEACE: SENBAZURU’ : A SCULPTURE BY ESTHER DREHER

If you have been into our library in the last few weeks then you would have spotted the mesmerising display, ‘War and Peace: Senbazuru’ by Esther Dreher. The sculpture has been created using the Japanese tradition of Senbazuru (one thousand origami cranes), which has become a widely recognised symbol of...

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THE BEANEY CHRISTMAS TREE SURPRISE

If you read our blog a few weeks ago you will know that something very special is happening at The Beaney this Christmas. Artists in residence, Holder and Lamoon, are taking over our Christmas tree to create a visual Intriguerium of a display, inspired by objects in the collections. As...

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CRAIG CARRIES…AN ANGLO-SAXON PENDANT

As part of his job our Collections Manager, Craig Bowen, often transports fascinating historical artefacts between our stores and museums. In the past these have included items such as Zulu spears, priceless pendants, machine guns and a mummified cat. We’d like to bring you an exclusive sneak peek at some...

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THE BEANEY CHRISTMAS TREE 2014

Something very special is happening at The Beaney this Christmas. Artists in residence, Holder and Lamoon, are taking over our Christmas tree to create a visual Intriguerium* of a display, inspired by objects in the collections. As well as being a sumptuous delight for the senses, each decoration will be...

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A POETIC PREVIEW TO LAUNCH NEW ACQUISITION

Last Friday saw the launch of a remarkable new acquisition on display at Canterbury Roman Museum. Excavated by Canterbury Archaeological Trust and declared one of the key finds of 2012 by the British Museum, a rare soldier’s helmet from the time of Julius Caesar, has now found a permanent home...

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