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The Sea Music Story (Floor 2)

Tuesday 22nd November 2016 - Sunday 22nd January 2017

The history and future of Poole Quay's 'Sea Music' sculpture by acclaimed sculptor Sir Anthony Caro.

This exhibition explores the history of this internationally important sculpture and the plans for it's conservation on the 25th anniversary of it's installation. 'Sea Music' was commissioned by Poole Arts Council to provide a feature and meeting point on Poole Quay. Built with help from local businesses, steel donated by British Steel, this was an amazing feat of partnership working.

In this exhibition you can find out local peoples' stories of how they were involved and also contribute your own story. You can also see how Poole Museum is working with the Heritage Lottery Fund to repair, repaint and celebrate the sculpture, show your support in and comment on the Sea Music Projects'future plans for creative ways to learn about your heritage.

Exploring Sea Music (Floor 1)

Tuesday 22 November 2016 - Sunday 22 January 2017

The Sea Music project has invited photographic, fine art and costume students from Bournemouth and Poole College to investigate Sea Music as a starting point to learn about public and community art. The students will be using the floor 1 exhibition space as an artists studio so expect to see lots of visuals and creative making! You are welcome to come in to the space from 14 November - 2 December to see the work as it is being made and to ask questions.

From 12 Dec to 22 January you can view the finished artwork inspired by Sea Music.

Spotlight Loan

Discover the treasures of Wessex.

For the next twelve months the five leading museums of the Wessex Museums Partnership (Poole Museum, Dorset County Museum, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, The Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum) will be sharing the story of Wessex in the wider world by showcasing an artefact from their own outstanding collections to the other partner museums.

Poole Museum is pleased to be hosting the following artefacts:

Women of Power objects from Wiltshire Museum

24 November 2016 - 2 March 2017

Wardour Hoard from Salisbury Museum

3 March - 10 May 2017

Tibetan Teapot from Russel-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum

11 May - 3 August 2017

Poole Museum's own Flying Boat Dish will be touring the museums in the partnership during this period.

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