Arts

Frink Gallery

February 4, 2024

Make your own artwork inspired by Elisabeth Frink

Make your artwork to create a mini art gallery inspired by the work of Elisabeth Frink’s animals and portraits which you will also be able to take away.

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Mason Bee at Work © Solvin Zankl Wildlife Photographer of the Year

November 19, 2023

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the world-famous exhibition from the Natural History Museum, is returning to Dorset Museum & Art Gallery

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Spooky-Pumpkin

October 3, 2023

Halloween Fun | ArtyFacts

Make your own spooky pumpkin lantern complete with lid in clay inspired by some of the funny faces from around the museum and have a go at our museum face pumpkin trail!

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Life Drawing at Dorset Museum

September 15, 2023

Life Drawing at Dorset Museum – Eight-week course led by James Meiklejohn

This eight-week structured course is suitable for complete beginners to those with some experience.

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Museums-after-Dark

September 15, 2023

Museums After Dark 2023

Discover three incredible Dorchester museums on one unforgettable night.

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Elisabeth Frink

September 14, 2023

Elisabeth Frink: A View from Within

Experience the inner world of famous sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) in a major new exhibition exploring her artistic and personal life in Dorset. Showcasing over 80  sculptures, drawings and prints, this exhibition will explore her artistic process, personal life, and the influences that shaped her work.

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Dorset-Museum-Objects-The-Newton-Peverill-Jadeite-Axe

September 6, 2023

What’s new in the British and Irish Neolithic? | Dr Alison Sheridan

While the past doesn’t change, our knowledge and understanding of it are being transformed by new discoveries and new research – and this is especially the case with the Neolithic period, the time of the first farming communities from the late 5th millennium to around 2500 BCE. This lecture offers some highlights from the past decade or so.

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Lynx by Trevor Parsons

August 20, 2023

Nature Heals | Photography Screening

Join us for a mindful moment at the Corn Exchange. Drop in and relax in front of a superb display of nature photography by Trevor Parsons, shown on a loop on our giant projection screen and accompanied by beautiful music and nature soundtrack.

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Rewilding later prehistory

August 19, 2023

‘Rewilding’ later prehistory: Archaeological wildlife and its role in contemporary nature recovery | Anwen Cooper

Climate change and biodiversity loss are, understandably, of growing interest to a wide cross-section of people. David Attenborough’s recent ‘Wild Isles’ series both awakened us to the magical wildlife of the British Isles and warned us of its extreme fragility.

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