A chance to enjoy and learn about Bangor University’s art and ceramic collections

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A sculpture at Bangor University by the artist John Robinson.

Guided tours of Bangor University’s Art and Ceramic Collections led by an expert guide will be held between June and September.

 

The aim is that tours will raise awareness of these important collections, with highlights including a mural by Edward Povey in Powis Hall, art and ceramics in the University’s Council Chamber Corridor and a chance to see and learn about works of arts by other renowned artists such as Kyffin Williams, Brenda Chamberlain, Peter Prendergast and Frederick William Hayes.

 

Professor Helen Wilcox, Bangor University’s Chair of the Cultural Affairs Task Group said: “Bangor University is in the top ten of UK universities for the extent, significance and variety of its collections, and we are delighted to welcome visitors to enjoy learning more about them.”

 

The guided tours are part of a joint venture with Gwynedd Council to improve access to Bangor University’s hidden museum collections as part of the “Engaging Collections: Widening Access to Gwynedd’s Heritage” project that is partly funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund. This will offer local residents and visitors a chance to enjoy and learn about the vast variety of objects on display.

 

The guided tours will start from the foyer of the Main Arts Building, College Road, Bangor, one in English at 12.30pm-1.30pm and one in Welsh 2:30pm-3:30pm on the following dates: Thursday, June 25, Wednesday  July 22, Tuesday, August 25, and Saturday, September 26.

 

If you are interested in attending then booking is necessary as there is a maximum of 20 spaces per tour. To book your place, please contact Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery by phoning 01248 353 368 or email gwyneddmuseum@gwynedd.gov.uk