Displays, Exhibitions and Residencies
Find out what’s on in our vibrant new programme of displays, exhibitions and residencies.
Voltaire is said to have remarked that, ‘England has a hundred religions and only one sauce’ – our heritage collection suggests otherwise. This year, we are celebrating Heritage Open Days (10-19 September 2021) with a book display in the Outer Library curated by one of our members, Tony Rhodes.
This year, we're offering tours of our historic library and heritage site. There is an opportunity to view our display ‘Cooking the Books’ featuring historic recipes from our collection and join in with ‘Edible Flowers‘ workshops.
Though we are not quite out of the woods yet, we are delighted to welcome back our members and volunteers - and to meet new members. Our summer display in the Outer Library is a selection of poetry inspired by trees and spanning four centuries, from Robert Herrick’s ode to the willow to A. E. Housman’s celebration of the blossoming cherry – the loveliest of trees. Our display is organised in collaboration with Exeter Cathedral Library and Archives to celebrate Love Your Burial Ground Week, 5-13 June 2021.
This exhibition was inspired by a conference on the theme of Dreams, Visions, and Somnambulism in German Literature, Art, Medicine and Philosophy 1750-1835.
We are delighted to welcome Dr. Ingrid Pollard to the Institution as part of a multi-partner collaborative project.
Trade & Exchange was launched in November 2020 and was commissioned as part of Exeter’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan Building Exeter Back Better.