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.
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.
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
Walker Library and Arts and Crafts Archive displays
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