Dorman Museum is reopening its doors today after officially being closed to the public for a week to complete work on various exhibitions and collections.
The museum staff have worked extremely hard in the first week of 2015 with the goal of achieving another successful year for the museum, as well as giving visitors a fantastic and memorable experience.
With the hopes of giving a new perspective to visitors by giving them something new to see, the Dorman Museum has been dedicated to freshening some of their most popular collections including the Linthorpe Art Pottery gallery and ‘Town in Time’ exhibit.
A variety of tasks have been completed around the museum from installing new displays, creating graphic panels to a general clean-up of the entire building.
Phil Philo, Senior Curator of Dorman Museum, said: “We never like being closed, but it is one of the rare opportunities that we have each year to have a look at the tidiness of the galleries.
“There has also been a major opportunity to change up and reinvent some of the displays, primarily our Linthorpe Art Pottery collection.”
Visitors will now have an opportunity to see various new additions, primarily in the Linthorpe Art Pottery exhibition, which will showcase four silk print images likely to have been brought back by Dresser from his travels in Asia in the 19th Century. Similar silks can be seen in photographs, hanging in the female workroom at the Linthorpe pottery.
Phil added: “Everyone has been working incredibly hard and we look forward to opening again to visitors after the Christmas break.”
The Dorman Museum is open from 9:30 – 4:30 every day except Monday, and admission is free.