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ARTIST ROOMS: Jeff Koons, 9 May to 6 September 2015

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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’.

Advance tickets are on sale now for the period 8-24 May – click here to book your place

To find out more about tickets and opening times please click here.

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.

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What's On at the Norwich Museums for Summer 2015

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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.

May half term events in Norfolk Museums

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This half term come and enjoy a huge range of fun drop in activities at our museums across the county. Try a trail and discover our fascinating museum collections, join a tour, hear a talk, meet costumed characters, make something to take home – there’s something for all the family.

Download our events leaflet

Voices from the Workhouse

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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.

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