Sunday, 17 July 2011

A Peasant Saturday Afternoon

I just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone who took part in our little "behind the scenes at the museum" Peasant Arts trip to Haslemere Educational Museum yesterday.  It was great to see so many of the Peasant Arts works and information all in one place, and with all of our resident experts too!  A special thank you also to the Dartford Warblers for travelling so far with so much wonderful information and works.

And a big thank you to Kate at the museum for getting all of the works out for us.

I wonder what the Blounts and the Kings would have made of it all?

Talisman card designed by Godfrey Blount,
Reproduced courtesy of Haslemere Educational Museum

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for organising yesterday`s meeting at the Museum! We had a wonderful day, meeting so many interesting people and seeing such treasures from the Museum archives. We would love to spend hours browsing through their artifacts from the Peasant Art industries.

    We are becoming increasingly convinced that the Haslemere Peasant Arts movement deserves more prominence, both for the artistic merit of Blount and for the social significance of the group`s reaction to mass industrialisation.

    Thank you from both of us to Peasant Blogger Kate (Catherine) and her family, to Kate from the Museum and to all the modern day inhabitants of the weavers` houses and the artists` homes who made us so welcome yesterday!


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