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  • Tickets are now available for the first tranche of talks and trips for 2020!  Check out our events page to see what’s coming up.
  • The new edition of Swindon MAG is available now!  Members should receive their complimentary copy through their door.  The new edition can also be picked up from the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery reception.
  • We are continuing to fundraise for Swindon Museum & Art Gallery and have committed £500 towards the running of children’s workshops which are a vital part of the museum’s programme of events.
  • The children’s workshops at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery over the summer were a massive success thanks to the funding provided by the Friends.  The support given by members of the Friends through volunteering to help run the workshops was fantastic and was much appreciated by the visitors and staff at Swindon MAG.  To view some of the comments made by visitors please read the post below!

Friends Farewell to Sophie Cummings (January 2020)

After six and a half years at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Curator Sophie Cummings has made a huge impact…

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Top 5 Posts of All Time

Having listed the top 10 posts of 2019, I thought I'd list the top 5 posts in the history of…

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Top Ten Blog Posts of 2019

One of the delights of writing a blog is looking at the number of page views attained per post. It's…

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Friday Lunchtime Talk: Hit Repeat Exhibition (December 2019)

Before Christmas Sophie Cummings, former Curator at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery gave her last FREE Friday lunchtime talk on the exhibition…

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Craft Matters: Collect International Art Fair (Thursday 12 December 2019)

For our December talk, we were fortunate enough to have Isobel Dennis, Fair director of Collect coming to explain more…

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Ken White: Railways & Landscapes – An Exhibition of His Talents (28/29 November 2019)

Our November talk featured Ken White in conversation with Andy Binks, with the same talk repeated for a second evening in order…

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Trip to Pembroke College, JCR Art Collection (Thursday 21 November 2019)

A trip to somewhere relatively nearby is easier to organise than one further away, Pembroke College, Oxford, was a dream, we…

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Open Exhibition 2019 Artists and Their Work

I do like photos of artists with their work, and last year took quite a few artists standing beside their…

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The Open Exhibition 2019

Brought back by popular demand, after being very successful last year, the Open Exhibition now occupying the main gallery runs until 21…

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A Traveller in Space and Time: Michael Ayrton (Thursday 31 October 2019)

We were very pleased to welcome Justine Hopkins, after our AGM and a sandwich break, to give a very personal, highly…

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Friends AGM 2019

The annual AGM is one of those times when one is grateful that anyone has turned up, it's not the…

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Lunchtime Talk – Touring the Swindon Collection, 60 Years On

Curator Sophie Cummings gave another really insightful lunchtime talk on Friday 18 October on this wonderful exhibition which reminds us…

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