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December 2017

5000 Poppies

December 1 - December 21

Come and see the 5,000 Poppies exhibition – a colourful community tribute of respect and remembrance.  The display which features knitted, crocheted and felt poppies crafted by local people, has captured the imagination of the local community to such an extent that, in all, over 20,000 flowers made by more than 1,000 contributors are on show.   5,000 Poppies began in 2013 as a small personal tribute by two Australian women, Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight, to honour their fathers…

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January 2018

Ubique [oo-bee-kwe]

January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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“Archives exists in the present, yet their endless “waiting without forgetting” locates them in the past.” Ubique brings together eight dynamic graduating photographers from UCA Rochester in collaboration with the Royal Engineers Museum Library and Archive. In response to the archive the diverse photographers created individual works which shed new light on the historical material.   Imogen Watt Giorgiana Pallamara Rav Clifton Laura Fisher Isabel Trott Meggie Smith Sophie May Jones Laura McEwan   The exhibition is included in standard…

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February 2018

The Imperial Wardrobe of the Qing Dynasty

February 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Wednesday 7th February 2018 –‘A Journey Through the Imperial Wardrobe-Imperial Court Costume of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)’ David Rosier will be talking about the costume and dress accessories that would have been worn for formal occasions (Regulated Court Costume), or informally, at the Imperial Court or in Provincial Government during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Initial consideration will be given to formal, mandated, Court Costume and Insignia of Rank worn by the Imperial Family plus the Civil and Military Officials. The…

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Half-term Activities – Chinese Year of The Dog

February 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am - February 18, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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Join us as we run a host of children's activities, celebrating Chinese New Year, The Year of the Dog, and Royal Engineer Charles Gordon’s close connection with China. Time Drop-in:  10:30am – 1pm and 1.30pm- 3:30pm  Tuesday 13th February: Dragons At The Ready Chinese dragons traditionally symbolise power, strength, and good luck. The Emperor of China presented Gordon with a beautiful blue silk jacket with a gold dragon embroidered on it. Get creative and decorate your own jacket shaped trinket…

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April 2018

Marco Cali exhibition – Women in the Armed Forces

April 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - July 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road
Gillingham, Kent ME4 4UG United Kingdom
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The Crimean War (1853-6) is recognised as the first conflict where photography and news correspondents were present. In addition, it's the last war, at least officially, where wives accompanied soldiers to the front line. From this starting point, this exhibition will feature art inspired by the past and present lives of women in the armed forces. Their experience is a mirror that gives us a raw image of our shared values, aims and aspirations. Exhibition entrance is included in standard…

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