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  • You can now buy your tickets for talks and trips up to December! 
    There’s lots coming your way so why not take a look at our events page to see what’s coming up or pick up the new leaflet at Swindon MAG.
  • 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!

Children’s Workshops Comments (Summer 2019)

The children's workshops at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery over the summer were a massive success thanks to the funding…

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Lunchtime talk about Connections: An Exhibition by Group 7

This group exhibition brings together the artists of group 7, who have a strong commitment to the media of drawing, painting…

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Children’s Summer Workshops!

It's been really great that the Friends have been able to sponsor and support the fabulous children's workshops. I've called…

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Lunchtime talk about Touring the Swindon Collection: 60 years on

The lunchtime talks which accompany exhibitions are usually given by curator Sophie Cummings and give a wonderful insight into the…

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Private View of Touring the Swindon Collection, 60 years on

The Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery exists to support the work of the museum, specifically as a registered charity…

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International Tennis Art, an illustrated lecture by Professor Ann Sumner (Thursday 25 July 2019)

For our July talk, we were very fortunate to have Professor Ann Sumner talking to us about the history of…

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New Talks & Trips Leaflet Available

Our new Talks & Trips leaflet for July - December 2019 is available to pick up from Swindon Museum and…

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Cutting Edge: Modernist Printmaking at The Dulwich Picture Gallery (Tuesday 9 July 2019)

We visited The Dulwich Picture Gallery for the second time on 9 July to look round the fantastic exhibition of…

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Acquiring Works for the National Trust (Thursday 27 June 2019)

For our June talk, Emile de Bruijn agreed to come and talk about his work with the National Trust, specifically…

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Trip to Fresh Air Sculpture Show (Wednesday 26 June 2019)

This biennial sculpture exhibition, first held in 1992 in the extensive gardens and grounds of The Old Rectory at Quenington seemed…

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Out of the Box: A Talk by David Bent (Thursday 23 May 2019)

Our May talk was by Swindon based David Bent, prompted by the fact that Swindon Museum and Art Gallery were…

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Trip to Corsham Court (Tuesday 21 May 2019)

One of our Friends offered to book a very special trip to Corsham Court about three years ago, we waited until it…

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