The Royal Cornwall Museum reveals the full strength of our powerful collection.
Threads of Survival is creating a stir at the RCM in Truro. They look stunning in the wonderful gallery space on the second floor of the large granite Victorian building. Currently there are now 26 items on display and they are a powerful experience for members of the public.
Of course PPE NURSE caused a little consternation as we unloaded Steve’s (very full) car. The staff were amused to see so many puzzled faces. Once we told passers-by the reason PPE Nurse was the way she was – NHS staff being told to wear black bin bags at the height of the pandemic – they nodded and understood.
The exhibition has taken a week to install and it is looking fantastic. Steve spent two days with the staff plotting the journey of the public and which quilts work best in different places. Then the staff, in between other duties, spent another five days making sure the quilts and the information were showed off to their best.
The exhibition is FREE as part of the Museum and the opening times are 10am-4pm Tuesday to Saturday. Tell friends who live in Cornwall and those who may be visiting.
A special presentation event will be held on Thursday 30th June with Steve giving an informal talk about our project and why we are still open to more contributions towards the next National Quilt. Full details on this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pulling-the-threads-of-survival-in-conversation-tickets-348058762127
We will be photographing the collection in this lovely space and we can’t thank Bryony, Lauren, Jenni and the whole team for their warm welcome.