Our current exhibitions
Rembrandt in Print
18 January – 19 April 2020
To launch Hertfordshire’s Year of Culture, we are hosting an exhibition from the Ashmolean Museum of prints by Rembrandt van Rĳn, one of the greatest artists of all time. It consists of prints from their world-class collection of prints made by the artist, spanning much of his career from Leiden in the early 1630s to those made in Amsterdam in the 1650s. Many of the prints were given to the University of Oxford in 1855 by the collector Chambers Hall.
Born in Leiden in The Netherlands in 1606, Rembrandt moved to Amsterdam about 1631, where he became the greatest Dutch artist of all time. His popularity derives from his exceptional observational skills. The works include not only revealing self-portraits but also sensitive landscapes and tender religious subjects shown as everyday scenes.
Inkscape: Letterpress and Linocuts by Kimprints
28 January – 29 March 2020
Using the traditional printmaking techniques of linocut and letterpress, these prints are made using the reduction technique in several layers. Influenced by railway posters and a love of typography, Kim has designed the Hitchin prints to illustrate her much loved home town, and added to the range with prints of locations around the world. Kim studied fine art at Exeter, and is currently taking a masters in Illustration and Book Arts at Cambridge School of Art, and will be teaching a printmaking workshop at the museum as part of the exhibition.
This exhibition is in The Arches, part of the Terrace Gallery.
Oh no! Someone has tried to steal a precious object from the museum and we need you to find it. All we know is they didn’t manage to get it out before they were caught; however, their twisted game means you and others are trapped in the museum. Solve the puzzles, find the object and escape before the hour runs out!
We aim not to scare the socks off you, just test your puzzle solving skills to the limit. Great for an evening out with friends or team building with work colleagues. Groups of up to six per session; for larger groups we will divide you across consecutive time slots.
The Escape room lasts about an hour and afterwards you will have use of our conference room for up to an hour, which includes a bottle of Prosecco and nibbles.
Cost per group (up to 6 people) is £120
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For more information email Rebecca on email@example.com or call 01462 474562
Are you part of a local group or society?
We offer a number of bookable talks given by our expert museum staff. The talks need to be pre-booked and cost £55. Talks can be held at the Museum or at your own venue; if your venue is outside the district, we have to charge travelling expenses.
They can be for up to 40 people. The talks usually last an hour and can be daytime or evening.
For more information or to book a talk please email Rebecca Barkus.
To see a full list of available talks, please click here.