Category Archives: Museum

even more significance to the Vale of Pickering?

Looks like I may have missed out an object of cultural significance from the Vale of Pickering Statement of Significance. The example of the road signage system by Jock Kinneir & Margaret Calvert on display in the Design Museum in … Continue reading

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dioramas in mud

Perhaps it all started with the Borrowers in the miniature village of Little Fordham, but I have a real love of dioramas and saw some fantastic examples in Peru earlier in the year. Dioramas are 3-dimensional life size or miniature … Continue reading

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Hepworth, Wakefield

 Hepworth Wakefield – it is all concrete (but really very lovely) and thanks to it’s recycled materials the ‘Wakefield Brown’ it is coloured does change with the quality of the light during the day (help isn’t that what earth buildings … Continue reading

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Herbert Read at Ryedale Folk Museum

Ryedale Folk Museum has an interesting introduction to the Ryedale writer and art critic Herbert Read (1893-1968). Herbert Read was born at Muscoates Grange at the western end of the Vale of Pickering, and returned to Ryedale in 1949 to … Continue reading

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