The sparkling Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture in Mid Wales will open its doors to the public again on August Bank Holiday Saturday, August 29 at 10am.
Booking is essential to see the results of a visitor improvement project at the museum, the finalisation of which was affected by Covid-19. The museum is located in the pretty village of Berriew, near Welshpool.
“After months of uncertainty, we are thrilled to have in place safety measures and be able to re-open,” said museum manager Anne-Marie Pope. “As part of keeping everyone safe, we have introduced a 45 minute slot booking system, with spaces for two support or bubble groups per hour.
“This will allow for social distancing and touchpoint cleaning at the end of each hour. We are also planning to keep open for bookings until December, giving everyone a chance to see the literally sparkling results of our visitor improvement project.”
Safety measures were made possible by funding from the Arts Council Wales which, together with resilience funding also from the same organisation and the Federation of Museums and Art Galleries in Wales, have enabled the museum’s survival.
To book tickets visit ticketsource.co.uk/almos or call 0333 666 3366.
The museum will celebrate 30 years of bringing joy through its exhibits, workshops and outreach programmes in 2022.
Andrew Logan became a key figure in the London art scene, alongside David Hockney, Malcolm McLaren, Vivienne Westwood and Derek Jarman, in the 1970s.
He hosted such legendary and influential events as the Alternative Miss World -inaugural show in 1972 - and the Valentine’s Day Ball when the Sex Pistols played their first gig.
In the 1970s, icons such as Julie Christie, Mike Oldfield, Eric Clapton, Marianne Faithful, Ronnie Lane and Robert Plant, established retreats in the Welsh Marches.
Logan and partner Michael Davies, chair of ALMoS, visited their friends in the Marches many times.
In the late 1980s, they decided to present his work outside of London - in the small rural village of Berriew. This unexpected location became the nation’s first museum dedicated to a living artist.
Picture caption: Some of the exhibits awaiting visitors to the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture.
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