The highly successful Knowing Your Place exhibition featuring 12 community alphabet presentations has been on display at the Museum of Bath at Work since 2013 and now the entire exhibition has been produced as a publication. The book ‘Knowing Your Place; Bath in Twelve Pictorial Alphabets’ has been published by Reef Publishing and features all the original text and images used in the exhibition.
Director Stuart Burroughs said ‘Ever since the exhibition was put up we have had enquiries about a publication featuring all the pictures and thanks to the Friends of the Museum of Bath at Work we’ve finally got around to printing it up into a handsome publication. It’s dedicated to all the local residents and historical groups that helped put the exhibition together in the first place’
Knowing Your Place is available from the Museum £5.00 ( Postage and Packing £1.00) so if you are interested contact the museum on 01225 318348 for a copy!
An exhibition of furniture designed by innovative designer and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh has gone on display at the Museum of Bath at Work. The furniture, loaned from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London has been displayed in a scale reconstruction of the original bedroom Mackintosh had designed for Bath businessman Sidney Horstmann. The commission was one of Mackintosh’s last – completed in 1917- and one of only a handful to be carried out in England. The furniture was acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1966 but, other than a short display in that year, in London, the furniture has not been seen since. The is the only chance to see this furniture in the city it was designed for!
The striking room decoration of white walls, black floor and stencilled freizes and stripes was created from Mackintosh’s original drawings at the Hunterian Gallery in Glasgow. They were interpreted by Paul Minott of Bath Spa University’s Design School.
The exhibition is free with admission to the museum and is on display everyday until October 31st .