As part of the preparation for our 20 years celebrations, our Chinese Bronzes and Women’s Library collections will be closed from Monday 26 February, reopening with the rest of our new season on Thursday 21 March.

Merry Christmas from the Programming Team at Compton Verney!

Merry Christmas from the Programming Team at Compton Verney!

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and all the best for an exciting new year from us all in Programming.

A reindeer called ‘Chuffin’

It’s a little quiet in the offices today, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to post a pic of this beautiful blingy gold festive reindeer currently sitting on our office Christmas tree. The lucky new owner of ‘Chuffin’ the reindeer is Learning Programmer Alice Kirk – the result of the secret Santa which took place during our departmental Christmas meal last week!

Annelise Hone, Collections Manager and Morgan Jones, our Chinese expert, are working on the Chinese re-display in the galleries today, which opens in spring 2015; John Crossley, Technician and Verity Elson, Exhibitions Manager are finishing de-installing the British Folk Art exhibition from Tate which came down on 14 December; and the rest of us are trying to catch-up on what we can before Christmas!

Chinese handling objects with crafty Christmas decs!

Chinese handling objects with crafty Christmas decs.

We have decorated our office to the max. this year, including gorgeous hand-made crafty decorations made by the Alice, Jo and Moira from the learning team. It will be a shame to take it all down in the new year!

Anyway, that’s it from me this year and we hope to see you at Compton Verney in 2015!

Penny Sexton, Curator