Exhibitions

Exhibitions
History at Ripon Museums.

Stolen Things launch season

Three Ripon Museums – The Workhouse Museum & Garden, Courthouse Museum and Prison & Police Museum - re-open on February 9 after a few weeks of behind the scenes activity and planning of events.

Exhibitions
Helen Dean at the exhibition on the life of Sir Herbert Read. Picture by Simon Hulme

Lost life of an incidental anarchist

He was an essential part of a Yorkshire triumvirate that included the sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, and he is among the 16 Great War poets commemorated in Westminster Abbey – yet outside the Howardian Hills that he loved, the name of Sir Herbert Read is scarcely spoken.

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Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher greets fashion designer Katharine Hamnett, wearing a t-shirt with a nuclear missile protest message, at 10 Downing Street, where she hosted a reception for British Fashion Week designers.

Protests they wanted to get off their chest

Her signature style was a wool suit by Aquascutum, with shoulder pads and matching handbag – so Margaret Thatcher would have been surprised to see herself as a centrepiece in an exhibition devoted to the history of the T-shirt.

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