Magna Carta 1213-1215: The Journey Starts Here
Now on at the Museum of St Albans until 15th September 2013.
On 4th August 1213, the Barons and Clergy met for the first time to begin the journey that would lead to the sealing of Magna Carta in 1215. This exhibition looks at the historic context, the key players, and the inspiration for Magna Carta. It also explores other journeys to challenge injustice from the 14th century to today: some ended happily, others ended in tragedy for those taking a stance.
What would you have done in their place?
This exhibition is suitable for children, with plenty of things to do, from salt paintings to dressing up or creating their own protest armband to challenge injustice.
Museum of St Albans
3rd May - 30th June 2013
Artistic interest in domestic objects has far-reaching roots, from Andy Warhol’s soup cans, to Claes Oldenburg’s public art installations featuring large-scale replicas of everyday objects, consumer durables have long had a place in art.
ArtHouse features works by household names such as Tracey Emin and Yoko Ono, who use domestic objects in their practice. In their own respective media and intentions, each artist in the exhibition uses the domestic object to push the content and concepts of their art work.
Martin Creed, Tracey Emin, Leo Fitzmaurice, Steve Johnson, Yoko Ono, Cornelia Parker, Nina Saunders, Jane Simpson, Mark Wallinger, Richard Wentworth and Rachel Whiteread.
All the works in this exhibition have been selected from the Arts Council Collection.
Open: Monday to Saturday, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday, 2.00pm - 5.00pm
New Museum and Gallery
St Albans City and District Council have agreed a ten year development plan for the Museum of St Albans and Verulamium Museum.
These plans are moving forward and we now have a detailed conservation statement on the history of the Old Town Hall.
In November 2012, we completed a summary of our Consultation and Community Engagement activities relating to the New Museum and Gallery project: