David McCracken’s ‘Baron’ was unveiled as the first sculpture on display for the Thames Public Art Trust’s new mission to bring civic art to the town. It has been loaned to the trust at no cost to rate-payers, but online critics have called the piece “distasteful”, questioning why an object resembling a bomb was allowed to be displayed in a public place. McCracken is a well-known artist and he said it was not his intention to cause controversy. What are your thoughts?
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Tuesday May 18th is INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY and the theme for 2021 is “RECOVER and REIMAGINE”.
Just like all Museums around the world, Thames Museum has seen visitor numbers drop due to international travel restrictions. As we actively engage more with our community the response from Thamesites has been heart-warming. We really appreciate all the visits and encouragement we are getting from locals. Thank you, wonderful people! You are keeping us going.
“Reimagining” our museum spaces, we have set up activities for children and broadened our free family history research resources. Our displays are constantly evolving.
Thames Museum is run entirely by volunteers. If you would like to join our volunteer teams, please call in or phone 0278686072. We’re open Friday to Wednesday, 10am to 3pm.
Wednesday 19th May, with guest speaker. 9.30 am, St James Union Church Hall, Pahau St, Thames. Show your support for our family history research group by coming along, participating, voting and joining the committee.