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Friday’s snapshot from the Museum

May 9, 2014



This snapshot doesn’t come from the library here at Special Collections it can be seen in the Museum of English Rural Life.  We share the same site and work closely with one another.  We are always finding ways that our collections are linked making our collections more accessible for students, academics and the local community. .  

This one was unknown to me, but did make me consider ways in which I too can venture into the Museum from time to time.

This images are from a installation of stainless steel panels forming a circular design in the floor of the museum.

They were originally scraperboard pictures of the farming circle by Harry Brockway. Who was born in Newport, South Wales in 1958. He studied sculpture at Kingston upon Thames Art School and The Royal Academy. While he trained as a stonemason and worked at Wells Cathedral he was also an illustrator and better known to me and the library. He is a member of The Society of Wood Engravers and an associate member of The Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and Engravers.

The ‘floor’ is a constant to adults and children and it is usually being used by would be brass rubbers during school holidays and weekends.

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