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ARTIST ROOMS: Jeff Koons, 9 May to 6 September 2015
Jeff Koons is widely regarded as one of the most important, influential, popular and controversial artists of our time. He is famous for iconic works such as Puppy, a forty foot sculpture which stands outside the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
This exhibition will be the only chance to see Jeff Koons’ work in the UK in 2015 and includes some of his best known pieces such as Winter Bears, 1988.
The exhibition was featured in CNN’s list of top 19 events ‘worth travelling for’.
Explore the themes in Koon's work with 'The Skin of Objects: Thinking Through Surfaces in Art', a one day conference here on 27 June, in association with the University of East Anglia. Click here for more information.
The Koons Collaborative, a group of eleven people aged 16-25, will be working on various events to coincide with this exciting exhibition, to find out more about their work click here.
Jeff Koons ARTIST ROOMS On Tour is a partnership with Arts Council England and the Art Fund, making available the ARTIST ROOMS collection to galleries throughout the UK.
Humans in Ancient Britain
13 June - 6 September 2015 at Time and Tide Museum
Following the success of the Natural History Museum’s recent blockbuster exhibition, 'Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story', Norfolk Museums Service has teamed up with the Natural History Museum to bring an exhibition of some of Britain’s most important early human artefacts to Norfolk.
The story of humans in Britain stretches back nearly one million years. Uniquely, Norfolk is the only county in Britain where evidence of at least four different human species has been discovered.
See a cutting edge 3D print-out of the famous ‘Happisburgh Footprints’ made by a group of humans on the North Norfolk Coast nearly one million years ago, never before exhibited parts of the largest mammoth skeleton ever discovered – the ‘West Runton Mammoth’, the most accurate reconstructions ever made of the four different species of human that lived in Norfolk and the ‘Boxgrove tibia’ – at half a million years old, the oldest human remains ever discovered in Britain!
#ILoveMuseums – do you?
I Love Museums is a new campaign led by the National Museum Director’s Council to demonstrate the depth of support for UK museums – last year alone there were 66.8 million visits to the national and major regional museums within NMDC’s membership!
Museums are facing challenging times, I Love Museums will show funders and policymakers how much museums matter by celebrating the UK public’s support.
What's On at the Norwich Museums for Summer 2015
The latest What's On guide is now available. Find out about all the events at the Norwich Museums for Summer 2015, including Norwich Castle's much anticipated exhibition 'ARTIST ROOMS: Jeff Koons' which runs 9 May to 6 September 2015. Click here to download a copy.
Voices from the Workhouse
There are big changes happening at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse.
“Voices from the Workhouse” is a three-year Heritage Lottery Fund project which will transform the museum displays telling the real stories of the people who lived and worked in the workhouse.
Using original accounts, amazing collections and the beautiful building, this project will explore these stories and find out why they are still important today. For the first time it will also examine life at Gressenhall in the 20th century when it became an old people’s home.
For all the latest news and project updates, please visit the Voices from the Workhouse webpage.
Dates for your diary
Aug 03Seeing the Light
Aug 03'almost too daring for an individual': John Sell Cotman's one-man exhibiton, 1806-7
Aug 03Dungeon Tours
Aug 03The Battlement Experience
Aug 03Anthony Amies: Land and Sea
Aug 03Humans in Ancient Britain
Aug 03Medieval Madness!
…I would say that Norfolk Museums Service is one of the best county museum services in the country and it’s doing a great service to the people and visitors of Norfolk.
I am absolutely thrilled. I could never in a thousand years imagine that I could be fortunate enough to find a fossil and have it identified.