Recordings & Observations: Drawings and Paintings by Lee John Phillips and Diana R Brook

Recordings & Observations: Drawings and Paintings by Lee John Phillips and Diana R Brook

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in Blog, Exhibition Archive, News | No Comments

The new exhibition is Recordings & Observations: Drawings and Paintings by Lee John Phillips and Diana R. Brook.  The exhibition opens on Sunday 11 October and runs until Saturday 21 November. Lee John Phillips Artist Statement I have several bodies of work that are my recent focus and images included here were selected as an […]

New lift installed at museum

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in Blog, News | No Comments

After 16 months of not having a lift to provide access to the upper galleries, the museum has recently been refurbished with a brand spanking new all singing all dancing beeping illuminated platform lift! This provision allows access for wheelchairs, prams, those with mobility issues (and me) to the art galleries, the Story of Tenby […]

Children Festival of Welsh History bring Robert Recorde to Tenby Museum

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in Blog, News | No Comments

Tenby born mathematician Robert Recorde made a guest appearance in his hometown at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery this morning (Monday 28 September). As part of the Children’s Festival of Welsh History (@gwylhanesfest) actor Dion Davies entertained both the Welsh classes and the English groups from Tenby Junior School with a wonderfully ebullient performance that […]

Guy Manning talks artistic geometry

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in Blog, News | No Comments

Artist Guy Manning recently gave a fascinating talk to students at Sir Thomas Picton School in Haverfordwest on Euclidian geometry and the Golden Section in art. The illustrated talk was part of the Robert Recorde celebrations being undertaken buy the museum in conjunction with the London mathematical Society’s 150th Anniversary Local Heroes project.  The talk […]

What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor? premieres at Tenby Museum

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Blog, Event Archive, News | No Comments

On Thursday 24 September at 2.30pm, the film What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor? by Wet Paint Theatre Company will be shown in Wales for the first time at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery. The 20 minute film, written by Chris Ward, charts the declining years of Tenby born artist Nina Hamnett, self-styled […]

London Mathematical Society launch All Angles Covered

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Blog, News | No Comments

On Saturday 19 September, Francis Clarke, member of the Council of the London Mathematical Society, officially opened All Angles Covered, a display and series of events celebrating Tenby born mathematician and inventor of the equals (=) sign, Robert Recorde (c.1510 – 1558). In his opening speech Mr Clarke said, “The LMS is this year celebrating […]

Fascinating talk by Gordon Roberts at the museum

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Blog, News | No Comments

Gordon Roberts gave an absolutely fascinating talk at the museum last Friday (18 September) on the life and times of Tenby born mathematician, Robert Recorde, famed last the inventor of the equals (=) sign. The talk was part of the museum’s seven week celebrations on Recorde as part of the London Mathematical Society’s 150th Anniversary […]

A special moment

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Blog, News | No Comments

For those of you who read these blogs, you may be aware that I have, on occasion, a tendency to ramble a little.  Not today.  Today I am posting an image that speaks a thousand words, a drawing and message left with us over the weekend from a young visitor, Bethany, who obviously thoroughly enjoyed […]

Events Celebrating the Inventor of the Equals (=) Sign

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Blog, News | No Comments

Taking things for granted is, on the whole, human nature, hence such truisms as ‘Familiarity breeds contempt’.  How often do we look at things, they pass by, and we offer no second thought on their origins?  Well, Tenby Museum is once again attempting to right an oversight by celebrating the work of Tenby born mathematician […]

Crying in the Rain? Who’s crying?

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Blog, News | No Comments

When Bob Dylan sang back in 1962  that a hard rain’s a gonna fall, I don’t think he actually had a summer in Tenby in mind.  Genius he may well be, but prescient meteorologist I do not think the Zimmerman is.  However a hard rain has certainly fallen these past few months of summer (unless […]