On Saturday 19 December, Tenby Museum and Art Gallery will be closing for its Christmas break.
It has been a very busy year, filled with art and events, exhibitions and talks and has seen the museum present entertaining and informative displays as part of projects run by the London Mathematical Society, the Welsh Museums Festival and Kids in Museums. There were art shows by schools and ceramicists, weavers and teachers, the Royal Watercolour Society of Wales and Tenby’s own RobArt which saw the placing of his wonderful and kindly donated Schrimen bronze sculpture standing sentinel on the wall outside the museum, with nearly all of these exhibitions being generously sponsored by the Fourcroft Hotel There were talks on Nina Hamnett, marine biology and a series of talks and events on Tenby born mathematician Robert Recorde where we dearly missed the assistance of volunteer and friend Sue Baldwin who sadly passed away in August.
2016 will not be any less busy, with work being undertaken on a organising a series of lectures and the art shows already firmly established. There will be exhibitions by The Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mark Raggett, Ceri Pritchard, the Knapp-Fisher family and Alan Salisbury to name but a few and talks by speakers such as Simon Hancock on WW1 and Tristan De Vere Cole on his father Augustus John. Two evenings of entertainment are being planned in conjunction with the Friends of the museum, including an event on Dylan Thomas and the second part of In Reflection where the portraits in the gallery are brought creatively to life. The year opens with an exhibition by six local secondary schools entitled The Hand, The Head, The Heart which has once again been sponsored by Valero and this show opens on Saturday 9 January 2016. February will also see the launch of the WW1 exhibition. A busy year planned indeed.
The museum wishes you all a very happy Christmas and we hope to see you all at the museum in the New Year as without the continued support of our visitors, even more important now in these times of heritage cuts, we would not be able to do what we do.