It is exciting times for the Cooper Gallery as construction of the new extension looks set to begin in early May.
The work is estimated to take approximately 30 weeks and will be followed by the internal re-fit of the gallery spaces, to create new family friendly displays.
Sculptor and artist Graham Ibbeson will give an illustrated talk at the Cooper Gallery, Church Street on Saturday, 9 May at 11am.
At the event, which is being hosted by the Friends of the Cooper Gallery, he will give an insight into this illustrious career, which spans a 40 year period - from mayhem to monuments.
Visitors to the Cooper Gallery can come face to face with some of their favourite children’s books characters, with the arrival of the new exhibition Mr Benn to Miffy.
From Saturday 25 April to Saturday 11 July, there will be over 80 pieces of original artwork and limited edition signed prints on display. All the pieces included are from a variety of well-loved children’s books.
Volunteers at Barnsley Museums and Archives have been helping to conserve historic Barnsley Co-op archives at a special workshop.
This conservation is part of the project Service Please! which has enabled Barnsley Museums to research and catalogue the Barnsley British Co-operative Society archives, with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Volunteers will be taught techniques to help stabilize the condition of the original documents, to preserve them for the future and allow them to be used by researchers for the first time. Paul Stebbing, Archives Manager, said: “We are delighted to be running this workshop for our many volunteers which will enhance their skills, whilst they help to ensure the survival of these important archives for future generations.”
Many of the newly conserved items will be in the exhibition ‘Service Please!’ from 6 July to 27 September, which will explore the history of the Barnsley Co-operative.
The Cooper Gallery will be welcoming an exciting new exhibition this summer, which celebrates some of the most famous men and women born in Yorkshire.
From Saturday, 18 July until Saturday, 31 October the Church Street gallery will host Yorkshire Made Me.
All the glitz and glamour of Edwardian times can be seen at Cannon Hall Museum from Saturday 11 July to Sunday 6 September.
“Downton! From evening gowns to aprons”, celebrates the wonderful style and fashion of the award winning programme.
Experience Barnsley has been presented with the Historic Law Society President’s badge, which has recently been retrieved from the archives at MKB Solicitors LLB.
The badge, which is an important piece of legal history to Barnsley, is on loan to the Museum for safe keeping.
The recent Our Glass exhibition at Experience Barnsley is being given a new life through a pop-up version going out on tour.
The exhibition takes a look at an industry which once rivalled coal in importance locally and established South Yorkshire as an international centre for glassmaking.
Spring has sprung at Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens, with the arrival of their latest exciting exhibition.
Spring is Here showcases some of Yorkshires most talented printmakers and embraces the wonderful themes of the new season.