Visitors to the café at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum can now enjoy a vibrant display of children’s artwork while enjoying their drinks, snacks and meals.
The new exhibition of colourful artwork from RAMM’s family activity days and three local schools will run until September.
Greg Sheldon, Lead Councillor for Environment and Leisure said: “This exhibition is a wonderful display of individual creativity and teamwork. It is a credit to the young artists, their parents and teachers and will add zest to a museum visit.”
All the artworks were inspired by the museum’s collections and displays. They include a stripy metallic painting and a massive cloth mosaic produced at RAMM’s family activity days and completed by St David’s Primary School; portraits of Gerald, RAMM’s iconic giraffe, from St Sidwell’s Primary; dancing giraffes from St Leonard’s Primary and pots inspired by RAMM’s honey coloured sgraffito pottery in the Making History Gallery made by pre-school children at Westexe Children’s Centre.
Supported by Dartmoor Kitchens, the Museums Libraries and Archives Renaissance programme and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
On Tuesday 29 May parents will be celebrating their children’s contribution to the exhibition. Media photos can be taken at the party in the museum café between 4.15 and 5pm.