Ever wondered what a curator actually does? Well now is your chance to find out.
A curator is defined in the dictionary as “keeper or custodian of a museum or other collection”.
But what does that actually mean?
The curatorial team at Tullie House cares for a collection of many thousands of objects, ensuring their safekeeping, carrying out research and developing gallery displays. Their work is incredibly important but often hidden - very few people actually know what a curator does on a daily basis! This event will change that and give you an insight into the behind the scenes world of the Tullie House Curatorial team.
Come and meet our Curators on Saturday 21st July in the Tullie House galleries and find out a bit more about our fascinating collections, and the work the team do to look after them. The team will be bringing objects out of the stores for visitors to handle, talking about some of their favourite pieces, and even giving people a chance to be involved in our popular ‘Cracker Packers’ project. Members of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre will also be on hand, giving an insight into some of our partner organisations.
We will also be providing bookable tours of some of our stores; our curators will take small groups behind the scenes, opening cupboards and delving into boxes to discover the wealth of collections that visitors do not normally get to see!
Saturday 21st July, 10am-4pm, Stores tours: 11.30am. 1.30pm. 3.30pm. Special behind the scenes stores tours are an additional £3 adults and £2 children.
Please call the booking office to book a special stores tour ticket on 01228 618700