Curating during Covid-19: A volunteer art student’s experience curating accessible art

Laura Rozamunda Allsopp-Huddle shares her experience volunteering with the University Art Collection during COVID-19. Earlier this year, from January to April, I worked for the University of Reading’s Art Collection as a volunteer curatorial assistant. The placement focused on curating an exhibition for the Collection’s website, on British artist and art historian John Golding (1929-2012). […]

Update: November Opening

Following the latest Government regulations in response to the coronavirus pandemic, The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) will close to the public at 5pm on Wednesday 4 November 2020 until the end of the lockdown period. However, from Thursday 5 November 2020, we will continue to provide access to collections through the Art Collection […]

Update on Coronavirus

Update: 11th August 2020 We are delighted to announce that on Tuesday the 8th of September, the Art Collections Study Room will reopen for visitors! This also includes the Museum of English Rural Life, the University Special Collections, and the shop, café and garden. We have greatly missed you during these difficult months and are […]