The Paper Store

The Paper Store house changing displays from The Wilson's collection of archival items relating to Edward Wilson, Cheltenham, the Arts and Crafts Movement, the Emery Walker library and more.

The Paper Store is closed for a short period during the spring and during the autumn, please call to check in advance that it is open.

The Paper Store Displays:

The Paper Store house changing displays from The Wilson's collection of archival items relating to Edward Wilson, Cheltenham, the Arts and Crafts Movement, the Emery Walker library and more.

-     The Paper Store features new displays this winter: new watercolours by Antarctic explorer, Dr Edward Adrian Wilson, and a new display of books from the Emery Walker Library, Illumination!

Local history display: 2016 - an anniversary year

 Our new displays celebrate 2016 as an anniversary year. 300 years of Cheltenham as a spa town - highlighting famous visitors including George III and Ernest Shackleton; 400 years since Shakespeare’s death - with a selection from our extensive playbills collection; and 150 years since the introduction of the Penfold pillar box to Britain.

 


George III taking the waters at Cheltenham Spa, by William Hamlet, 1789

 

Emery Walker Library and Arts and Crafts Archive displays

 

Our new Emery Walker Library display is Illumination! showing beautiful calligraphy, illuminated manuscripts and private press books drawn from the Emery Walker Library – including hand illuminated manuscripts by William Morris, Kelmscott Press, Doves Press, Ashendene Press and many more. Also featured are the works of Arts and Crafts designers and artists Ernest Gimson, Sidney Barnsley, George Heywood Maunoir Sumner and Eric Sharpe. 

 


illuminated letter by Louise Powell, late 19th – early 20th century

 

Wilson Family Collection

 

The displays highlight Edward Adrian Wilson’s visits to Antarctica; his studies of Cheltenham wildlife; and his father’s photography featuring family holidays and visitors to the Wilson home at Westal. Notable visitors included the Antarctic explorers Scott, Shackleton and Cherry-Garrard. We are also delighted to show a number of new acquisitions to the Wilson Family Collection, including the generous gift of Edward Adrian Wilson’s pipe from The Friends of The Wilson, a fretwork framed map of the route to the pole, and an icon carried to the pole and back.

 

  Edward Wilson's pipe
Edward Wilson's pipe



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(Closed on 25 & 26 December, 1 January and Easter Sunday)

Admission free

THE WILSON
Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Clarence Street
Cheltenham
GL50 3JT
Tel: 01242 237431
www.thewilson.org.uk