Guildford Museum Blog
Whether you are a museum geek, historian, local explorer or just browsing the web - read our monthly blog and discover more about all things museum related. We'll be telling you all about what we get up to; from work behind the scenes to setting up exhibitions, meeting interesting people, highlighting amazing objects and keeping you up to date with our projects.
We wanted to tell you about the first couple of weeks of our exciting new project...
Cllr Nikki Nelson-Smith talks more about art, science and collecting! Read more about Nikki's interests and passion for innovative industries and have a glimpse in to her creative mind.
Our collections team spends several days every week in the stores working alongside a trusty band of volunteers to carry out a full-scale inventory of the collection. This project has been running for a few years now, beginning with the archaeology collection (our largest collection) and moving onto Local History in 2016.
Guildford Museum is celebrating our volunteers from Friday 1 to Thursday 7 June 2018.
Find out how it all works from our curatorial assistant...
Our Museum's Collections Team and art historian Neil Jeffares check up on an intriguing portrait from the Borough Collection.
Now that our needlework inventory is all sewn up, thanks to the help of the collections team and volunteers, we thought we would let you know about some of the beautiful lace and embroidery treasures in this collection.
A sneak peek in to Simons Maslin's role as the new Surrey Finds Liaison Officer.
We have an extensive textile collection. This month we are diving into needlework from the 17th century up until the present day. The collection includes clothing, patchwork and a wide range of intricately stitched samplers. This blog post is the first of small series that will focus on unveiling the needlework in our care.