RARE BOOKS FROM THE MUSEUM: A Peek behind the Scenes at Museum in the Park
In partnership with Museum in the Park
In the strange new world we now find ourselves in, the staff at Stroud’s Museum in the Park are still keen to share their extraordinary collections with us and are working hard to find new ways to do this. Thanks to a recent funding grant from the South West Museum Development Programme, they now have their very own filming equipment.
This series of short films is their first attempt at sharing their fascinating collection on camera. As part of Stroud Book Festival, they explore some of the rarely seen but intriguing, historically significant or extremely beautiful books from their collection, including Samuel Lysons’ Account of the Antiquities Uncovered at Woodchester (1797), and an early edition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, illustrated by John Tenniel (1868).
Join them (virtually) to get a closer look at some of these fascinating volumes, hear about their history, and even listen to passages read aloud.