Museums at Night

Museums at Night

To celebrate our 10th anniversary Compton Verney opened its doors from 5:30pm-8:30pm to join in the Museums at Night 2015 festival taking place over 15-17 May.
On Friday 16 May we offered a specials discounted price of £10 for our 10th birthday for the evening’s event.

16.05.14 Grounds tour with Gary Webb Head Groundsman

Head Groundsman Gary Webb next to the Ice House

 Our Grounds manager Gary Webb started the evening off with a nature tour of the grounds, he’s so passionate about the landscape it over ran and these were the dedicated few who stayed on the tour.
Meanwhile the rest of the visitors had joined the tour for the Moore Rodin exhibition with Curator Verity Elson.

16.05.14 Young girl drawing Adam in Moore Rodin exhibition

Sketching Adam in the Moore Rodin exhibition

It was lovely to see the galleries full of visitors at this time of day. The sculptures were beautifully light to highlight the figures. We left out sketching materials for visitors to use inside the galleries.
Many people on the tour were listening and drawing at the same time.

16.05.14 Compton Verney Art Trolley Sketching materials

Sketching material to use in the Moore Rodin exhibition.

Over in Forest school the fire had started and the night was drawing in.

16.05.14 Sitting round the campfire at Forest schools

Toasting marshmallows at Forest schools

We explored beastly bugs from under the logs and toasted marshmallows,
Verity finished the exhibition tour in the grounds looking at the sculptures outside.

16.05.14 Curtors tour of the Moore Rodin exhibition

Curator Verity Elson looking at Auguste Rodin’s Eve

All the tours were fully booked to capacity and visitors commented on the great experience to view the exhibition at dusk.

16.05.14 Wellingtonia Avenue by John Bishop

Wellingtonia Avenue by John Bishop

I’d like to thank everyone who took part and made this a successful evening.
With thanks to Gary, Verity, Alison, Alice, Vix and her husband on his birthday, Imogen, Lucy, Polly, Pam, Paul, Anni, Alan, Andrew and Security John.