The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire

The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire
Danes Terrace
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN2 1LP
England

Website

www.thecollectionmuseum.com

E-mail

General Enquiries

thecollection@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Telephone

01522 782040

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The county museum and gallery for Lincolnshire the Collection incorporates the Usher Gallery and the City and County Museum. The museum part of the enterprise is housed in a new, purpose-built building close to the Usher gallery in the city of Lincoln displaying internationally significant treasures from the area, including a 3-by-3-metre Roman mosaic.

Play at The Collection is a new activity centre for younger visitors to play and learn. Bright and engaging there's something for all younger children including toddlers, and a safe play space for babies.

Whether it's dressing up as a princess, a knight or even a dragon and then entering the Step Into a Portrait picture frame, or creating a work of art that might even make it onto the masterpiece wall, PLAY will inspire and delight your children in equal measure.

Eat at The Collection where the improvements to the cafe are striking and Lincoln's premier coffee people, Stokes, are now in residence in a much lighter and brighter cafe where you can relax whilst enjoying the finest in food and drink.

New at The Collection is the exhibition space in the open hall at the centre of the museum that features a changing exhibition of artefacts previously not seen in the museum. The first displays showcase an amazing array of arms and armour including a 16th Century suit of German armour and Samurai swords. The new displays also feature some beautiful fossils.

Whether your child likes dressing as a princess or you like looking at armour from days gone by, the new improvements at the museum are bound to impress and you can plan your next visit over a cup of Lincoln's finest brew.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Archaeological site

Opening hours

10am to 4pm seven days a week

Last Admission 3.45pm

Closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

Admission charges

Free

City and County Museum's currently contain over 2,000,000 objects. Any material from official archaeological excavations in Lincolnshire is eventually deposited at the museum so the collections are growing all the time.

The collections are not only important locally, but also regionally, nationally and internationally.

Collection details

Archaeology, Architecture, Coins and Medals, Design, Natural Sciences, Weapons and War, World Cultures, Fine Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Portraits, Still life and landscapes; Usher Gallery

  • 1 September 2014 — 21 May 2015 *on now

Works from the Usher Gallery Collection and today's artists look at the key themes in art history.

Every Two years we rehang the permanent collection galleries with young curators and artists. The current display of the galleries fits into the themes of still life, portrait and landscape. On display are works from our collections as well as works by younger artists chosen by Julie-Ann Delaney, Curator at the National Galleries of Scotland.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.thecollectionmuseum.com/?/exhibitions-and-events/view/portraits-still-life-and-landscapes-usher-gallery

Danica Maier: Stitch & Peacock

  • 26 September 2014 — 11 January 2015 *on now

Stitch and Peacock is a solo exhibition by American artist Danica Maier, combining drawings, stitch and wall painting with a selection of embroidery and textile pieces from The Usher Gallery Archives Taking a rarely seen embroidered Jacobean bedspread as a starting point, Maier has created a series of new works, including a large wall drawing, which are rooted within the Lincolnshire textile collection, and history of embroidery.

Using the embroidery archive as a starting point Maier creates intricate drawings; mimicking the line of stitch these works are not what they first seem. These new works investigate the historical stitched objects by repeating and redrawing from their original patterns, depicting the mark of stitch and imagery found within them.

Sidestepping the common ideas related to embroidery and stitch, often seen as women's work or part of the domestic realm Maier investigates alternative ideas hidden within the history of stitch. In Maier's work the heartfelt, funny and titillating side of textile history comes into focus.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.thecollectionmuseum.com/?/exhibitions-and-events/view/danica-maier

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.
Lincs to the Past

Lincs to the Past

http://www.lincstothepast.com

Our new website allows you to browse and buy images from Lincolnshire’s Cultural collections. You can also view exhibitions and learning resources. There are over 500,000 images available on the website including archive documents, maps and photographs.

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