Lectures, Exhibitions and More

Location

Bucks County Museum
Church Street
Aylesbury
HP20 2QP
Tel:
01296 331441
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Date
14th December 2018
Time
10am-4pm Tue-Sat
Frequency
Every Day

NEW exhibition of 100 Embroidered Hearts to commemorate the end of WW1

Bucks County Museum is marking the end of WW1 with an exhibition of embroidered hearts and a talk on the representation of women in the war.

100 HEARTS: Legacy of War

Embroiderers’ Guild stitched hearts to commemorate the end of WW1

 

20 October 2018 – 12 January 2019

 

The Embroiderers’ Guild invited their members to take part in the commemoration of the ending of WW1 by stitching an original design on a fabric heart. The designs could depict any aspect of the war from the battlefields, ships, planes, military insignia and war horses. Local and regional artists have also interpreted personal stories using cloth and thread as both a medium and metaphor, allowing them to explore common themes of war - such as loss, hope, bravery and comradeship - in unique and thought-provoking ways.

12 venues around the country were chosen to display the hearts, Bucks County Museum being one, and at each venue there is a different mixture of pieces made by local members.

Come and see these intricate and evocative pieces of work all done in fabric and thread that commemorate this historic event. The Bucks County Museum display also includes photographic portraits of men and women from Bucks whose lives were affected by the war. Entry by donation. 

 

Don’t miss the fabulous Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery for hands-on discovery and amazing science inspired by Roald Dahl’s wonderful stories. 

Please visit Bucks County Museum website for full event details: www.buckscountymuseum.org

 

Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP. Tel 01296 331441  www.buckscountymuseum.org

The Hart workshop at The Guild, 2017 (courtesy Bucks County Museum)
The Hart workshop at The Guild, 2017
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