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  • Lost in Lace @BM_AG exhibition

    November 24th, 2011mardixonCulture

    I visited the Lost in Lace exhibition at the Birmingham Art Gallery.  I am not a textile fan but have heard nothing but good about this exhibition so decided to see for myself.  I was not disappointed.

    There is a small taster exhibition in the main art gallery by the Round Room.  There used to be access to the other section of the gallery but they are currently under going major refurbishments so this access has been cut off.

    When you walk into the main exhibition, you are immediately hit with the inverted Crystal Cathedral, which contains a quarter of a tonne of Swarovski crystal.  The exhibition is set in a very glamorous room which helps set the tone of the exhibition.  At first, it looks like a very sparse exhibition until you actually start to look around.  Before your eyes have time to soak in the chandelier, you start to gaze at the other items.  First the ‘Flying carpert’ then the ‘breathing wall’.  There is lots of exciting and interesting items all with interesting descriptions.

    The whole room has an amazing softness about it that makes you  feel graceful.  As you walk around, you’re greeted with little tables that hold the description of the larger items.  They also have a very Kids in Museums feature: next to the table, set on the lower edge, perfect height for kids, is an example of the object.  I loved being able to touch the material/textile without having to touch the exhibition.

    The exhibition runs until February 19, 2012 and is free. 


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