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February 2024 - Powell-Cotton Trust appoints new CEO

We are delighted to announce that Sarah Corn will be joining the Powell-Cotton Trust as CEO in April 2024

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March 2023 - Museum wins Collections Trust Award!

We are delighted to announce that the Powell-Cotton Museum has won the 2022 ‘Collections Trust Award’ for our recent project ‘Museum Makers – People-Centred Cataloguing’. The award recognises the achievements of those who manage the collections at the heart of all museums.

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Don't miss our beautiful new spring product range here at the museum. Spring into the gift shop to browse the collection that includes everything from budget friendly bugs to gorgeous china gifts. 

We have to say, these Gem Bugs really are very cute! Which items do you most like the look of? 

#ReimaginingtheMuseum #Learning #Kentgiftshop #Museumgiftshop #PowellCottonMuseum #QuexHouseandGardens 

@visitkent @kentattractions @visitthanet

Don`t miss our beautiful new spring product range here at the museum. Spring into the gift shop to browse the collection that includes everything from budget friendly bugs to gorgeous china gifts.

We have to say, these Gem Bugs really are very cute! Which items do you most like the look of?

#ReimaginingtheMuseum #Learning #Kentgiftshop #Museumgiftshop #PowellCottonMuseum #QuexHouseandGardens

@visitkent @kentattractions @visitthanet
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It's #InternationalLEGODay and we're excited to announce a special event here at the museum happening on Father's Day weekend in June. 

Come and visit us on either Saturday 15th or Sunday 16th June and in addition to exploring the museum and gardens, you can also take part in LEGO® workshops which involve creating LEGO® Dot mosaics and taking on fun LEGO® speed building challenges. There'll also be a range of Bricktacular models on display! 

This is the perfect family activity for a unique and special Father's Day - head to the website to book your LEGO® experience today! Pre-booking essential. 

https://powell-cottonmuseum.org/.../bricktacular-adventures/

@visitkent @visitthanet @kentattractions @TheBRICKPeopleLtd #ReimaginingtheMuseum #PowellCottonMuseum #KentMuseums

It`s #InternationalLEGODay and we`re excited to announce a special event here at the museum happening on Father`s Day weekend in June.

Come and visit us on either Saturday 15th or Sunday 16th June and in addition to exploring the museum and gardens, you can also take part in LEGO® workshops which involve creating LEGO® Dot mosaics and taking on fun LEGO® speed building challenges. There`ll also be a range of Bricktacular models on display!

This is the perfect family activity for a unique and special Father`s Day - head to the website to book your LEGO® experience today! Pre-booking essential.

https://powell-cottonmuseum.org/.../bricktacular-adventures/

@visitkent @visitthanet @kentattractions @TheBRICKPeopleLtd #ReimaginingtheMuseum #PowellCottonMuseum #KentMuseums
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This week our artist in residence @juliaellenlancaster_ceramics, has been working with local groups as part of the exciting community outreach initiative - The Sunshine Project. 

Here we can see Julia teaching the group how to make leaf imprints into the clay as they prepare sculptures for the Spring into the Museum Tree Trail. Look out for the faces in the trees as you discover the trees of #Quexgardens during our Spring into the Museum event next month! 

#Behindthescenes #ReimaginingtheMuseum #QuexGardens #Sunshineproject #Learning #thanetcommunity 

@visitkent @visitthanet @kentattractions

The Sunshine Project is in receipt of a grant from AIM Connected Communities. AIM Connected Communities is funded by the DCMS Know Your Neighbourhood Fund through Arts Council England.
@Aimuseums, @DCMS and @ace_national

https://aim-museums.co.uk/connected-communities-marketing-guidelines/

This week our artist in residence @juliaellenlancaster_ceramics, has been working with local groups as part of the exciting community outreach initiative - The Sunshine Project.

Here we can see Julia teaching the group how to make leaf imprints into the clay as they prepare sculptures for the Spring into the Museum Tree Trail. Look out for the faces in the trees as you discover the trees of #Quexgardens during our Spring into the Museum event next month!

#Behindthescenes #ReimaginingtheMuseum #QuexGardens #Sunshineproject #Learning #thanetcommunity

@visitkent @visitthanet @kentattractions

The Sunshine Project is in receipt of a grant from AIM Connected Communities. AIM Connected Communities is funded by the DCMS Know Your Neighbourhood Fund through Arts Council England.
@Aimuseums, @DCMS and @ace_national

https://aim-museums.co.uk/connected-communities-marketing-guidelines/
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Museum Close Up:

On his visit to China during his World trip, Percy took great interest in the manufacturing of silk. He brought home a quantity of silk fabric and some Chinese robes decorated with embroidery. (We believe that the embroideries in the Oriental Drawing Room came from these robes. We know they were originally sewn onto silk fabric, which deteriorated over the years and was replaced with the current material on display.) 

The stunning images on the embroideries include typical Chinese subjects - dragons, waves, clouds, insects, birds and flowers in rich gold, green, blue and orange colours.

#kentmuseums #museumcloseup #reimaginingthemuseum #powellcottonmuseum #visitkent #visitthanet

Museum Close Up:

On his visit to China during his World trip, Percy took great interest in the manufacturing of silk. He brought home a quantity of silk fabric and some Chinese robes decorated with embroidery. (We believe that the embroideries in the Oriental Drawing Room came from these robes. We know they were originally sewn onto silk fabric, which deteriorated over the years and was replaced with the current material on display.)

The stunning images on the embroideries include typical Chinese subjects - dragons, waves, clouds, insects, birds and flowers in rich gold, green, blue and orange colours.

#kentmuseums #museumcloseup #reimaginingthemuseum #powellcottonmuseum #visitkent #visitthanet
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A photograph from the archives...Percy Powell-Cotton enjoying the winter snow in Quex Gardens. 

#museumskent #powellcottonmuseum #quexhouseandgardens #visitkent #reimaginingthemuseum #fromthearchives #behindthescenes

A photograph from the archives...Percy Powell-Cotton enjoying the winter snow in Quex Gardens.

#museumskent #powellcottonmuseum #quexhouseandgardens #visitkent #reimaginingthemuseum #fromthearchives #behindthescenes
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Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas...
With Season's Greetings from all the staff and volunteers!

See you all on New Year's Day!

#visitkent #visitthanet #powellcottonmuseum #kentmuseums #seasonsgreetings #thingstodokent #quexgardens #behindthescenes #learning #reimaginingthemuseum

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas...
With Season`s Greetings from all the staff and volunteers!

See you all on New Year`s Day!

#visitkent #visitthanet #powellcottonmuseum #kentmuseums #seasonsgreetings #thingstodokent #quexgardens #behindthescenes #learning #reimaginingthemuseum
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Come to the @beautifulsouthtourismawards with us! 

Looking back on a wonderful evening celebrating the finest offerings in Kent's tourism industry - and of course our very own Emily taking home a Bronze award in the Unsung Heroes category! 

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners and thank you again to @beautifulsouthtourismawards for a wonderful evening!

@visitthanet
@visitkent 
@bestkentattractions

#BSTA23 #visitkent #reimaginingthemuseum #kentmuseums #unsungheroes #behindthescenes #awardwinning #thanet #kent

Come to the @beautifulsouthtourismawards with us!

Looking back on a wonderful evening celebrating the finest offerings in Kent`s tourism industry - and of course our very own Emily taking home a Bronze award in the Unsung Heroes category!

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners and thank you again to @beautifulsouthtourismawards for a wonderful evening!

@visitthanet
@visitkent
@bestkentattractions

#BSTA23 #visitkent #reimaginingthemuseum #kentmuseums #unsungheroes #behindthescenes #awardwinning #thanet #kent
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Thanks for all the wonderful feedback recently! 

#powellcottonmuseum #kentmuseums #visitkent #visitthanet #reimaginingthemuseum

Thanks for all the wonderful feedback recently!

#powellcottonmuseum #kentmuseums #visitkent #visitthanet #reimaginingthemuseum
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