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29 March 2019Broadway, visiting the GORDON RUSSELL DESIGN MUSEUM, and THE BROADWAY MUSEUM and ART GALLERY( PART OF THE ASHMOLEUM).
13 October 2018Hidden Art in London - Two walking trips in London with Ian Swankie
18 June 2018The Royal Holloway College, Egham
17 May 2018Hampton Court Palace and The Royal School of Needlework
10 April 2018Sandham Chapel, Burghclere and the Reading Museum
10 March 2018Coventry Cathedral
25 November 2017The Fitzwilliam Museum and Art Gallery, Cambridge
21 June 2017Charleston
28 March 2017Barber Institute & Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
22 June 201678 Derngate, Northampton
14 June 2016Toby Capwell at The Wallace
07 March 2016 Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
20 October 2015Spitalfields Guided Walk, Christ Church, and tour of Dennis Severs House
08 September 2015Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden Visit.
09 July 2015HWDFAS 2015 Summer Lunch & Visit with Marlow DFAS Fawley Hill Railway & Museum
21 May 2015John Lewis Archives & Stanley Spencer Gallery Talk and Walk
08 May 2015John Lewis Archives & Stanley Spencer Gallery Talk and Walk Cost £15
17 April 2015VISIT TO THE WILLIAM MORRIS GALLERY, WALTHAMSTOW, LONDON E17 Cost £22

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Broadway, visiting the GORDON RUSSELL DESIGN MUSEUM, and THE BROADWAY MUSEUM and ART GALLERY( PART OF THE ASHMOLEUM).
Friday 29 March 2019

THE GORDON RUSSELL DESIGN MUSEUM

GORDON RUSSELL is renowned as having been one of the first modern designers of the twentieth century, with his early designs influenced by the Arts and Crafts style. His lasting legacy has shaped Britain's vibrant design industry. He created well-designed affordable furniture with the skilled use of both hand and machine.

Our visit to the Museum included:

- an introduction to Gordon Russell and his company's work 

- a highlight tour of the collection of furniture and an opportunity to examine the work 

- access to some of the thousand Gordon Russell design sketches held in the archive

- an opportunity to ask ex-Gordon Russell employees about their designing and manufacturing experiences.

The visit lasted around and hour, with some time for us to look around on our own.

The Museum was small but very comfortable to explore elements of the twentieth century design, from Arts and Crafts to Post-Modernism.

THE BROADWAY MUSEUM and ART GALLERY

The exhibition at the time of our visit was 'The Art of World War 11-A personal collection'

The Broadway Museum and Art Gallery is a community museum that aims to tell the story of the village through the ages and display important works of art.

An enjoyable day was had by all in this beautiful Cotswold town.