We of course keep moving ahead with more and more new exhibitions at the Museum!

… but what happens to the ‘old’ exhibitions? Well – we keep them ‘live’ on the website in this Archive area?  Below are details of the archived pages of previous Exhibitions.

Chandos Encore

April to July 2019, Art Gallery

A selling exhibition where Chandos Arts and Crafts present a new collection of their members’ work. As well as painters who use a variety of media and work in different styles, this group of friends has craftsmen / women who work with glass, wood, textiles, ceramics and jewellery to create a varied and interesting display.

St Hilda’s School Centenary

May to June 2019, Jubilee Room
A short exhibition showcasing photography by pupils of St Hilda’s School, Bushey, and some drawings from teacher Miss Curry’s 1920’s diary.

A Quiet Revolution: Bushey Women Artists

January to June 2019, Council Chamber
The Herkomer School of Art in Bushey was innovative in a number of ways but particularly in its acceptance of women students working alongside their fellow male students. This at a time when the domestic sphere was considered to be the cultural expression of the female world. See the original page with Virtual Tours here.

Arts and Crafts Listed Buildings

January to May 2019, Jubilee Room
Around the year 1900, houses by the Architects Charles Voysey and Washington Broome were built in Bushey, just before a spate of expansion of the village. As a result many of the new houses were in the Arts and Crafts style, and contribute greatly to the pleasures of walking round Bushey. This exhibition in the Jubilee Room features some twenty of those that made it onto Hertsmere’s Local List, together with those on the National Listed Buildings list as ‘Grade 2 listed’. All of those shown are within a mile or so of the Museum, and can be seen from the public roadway. See the original page here.

Drawn from Life

December 2018 to April 2019, Art Gallery
A “life drawing” is a drawing of the human figure from observation of a live model. It may be used as a sketch towards a finished painting or as the subject itself. The Herkomer School of Art provided life classes for both male and female students and this exhibition displays examples of their work as well as studies by other Bushey artists. See the original page with Virtual Tour here.

25th Anniversary of the Opening of the Museum

September 2018 to January 2019, Jubilee Room
A celebratory look back over the Museum’s last 25 years with photographs and memorabilia.  See the original page here.

A Village Remembers

September 2018 to December 2018, Art Gallery
A reprise of the exhibition originally mounted in 2014 at Bushey Academy, about the men and women of Bushey & Oxhey who served abroad and on the Home Front during The Great War.  See the original page with Virtual Tour here.

Back from the War

July 2018 to January 2019, Council Chamber
An exhibition about how the First World War affected the lives of Bushey artists through the years.  See the original page with Virtual Tours here.