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Anna Carlisle’s ground-breaking new play Joan Eardley: A Private View is now booking through Reading Arts Box Office. There will be two performances at 2.30pm and 6pm on Thursday 8 June.

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There are changes coming to the Reading Abbey displays in the Museum!

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Look out for our new look website that will be launching in April! The new site will be more visual, and easier to use and navigate.

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Pop in to Reading Museum over the Easter Holidays and take part in one of our fabulous family friendly activities.

Image of Lid of the priest’s box, featuring an illustration of the King’s Arms. (REDMG: 1998.1.34) - Click here to view this item

In the tumultuous years of the French Revolution, thousands of clergymen fled France to avoid persecution and death. Our object of the month – a fine penwork pine or plane box – was made by one such religious émigré who ended up in Reading.

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It's exhibition changeover time - On Track has departed our Sir John Madejski Art Gallery, and we are now awaiting the arrival of Ray Atkins' monumental paintings - which have a long way to travel...

Image of Embroidery, poetry and book-making - some of the Art in the Dark Months workshops - Click here to view this item

Calling all writers and artists - and anyone who likes art in action! Once again we are welcoming in the New Year with a programme of high quality workshops and events for creative adults.

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December’s Object of the Month is the magnificently preserved fossil of an ichthyosaur jaw complete with an array of sharp teeth.

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November is a time of remembrance and so this month's object is a plaque presented to the people of Reading by the Belgian refugees given shelter here during the First World War.

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Last week we welcomed a researcher to study bumblebees in the collection, which we hope will support legislation to help protect them - a great use of our historic insect collections!

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