Special Exhibitions


Surviving Tsunami: Photographs in the Aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake

8 October 2013 – 27 April 2014

This exhibition presents visual material from a volunteer-led project in Japan to salvage and conserve historic photograph collections after two museums and a library in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, were destroyed in the 2011 tsunami.

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Royalty and Religion - archive case

Royalty and Religion: Photographs of Late Nineteenth-Century Thailand

13 January – 26 May 2014

This archive case display highlights a fascinating collection of albumen prints in the Museum’s collection showing royal and religious buildings in Bangkok.

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That's Entertainment


That’s Entertainment!

4 April - 26 May

This display in the Lower Gallery is an exhibition of objects inspired by the Museum, designed and made by the students at the Rycotewood Furniture Centre. They have used a range of materials and processes to create practical and conceptual pieces. English yew and reclaimed timber sit alongside steel nails and oak, the processes used include veneering, wood turning and metalwork.