Exploring the archives at the Railway Museum

Posted 2 years ago

As part of the new artwork I’m making for @railwaymuseum I’ve been rummaging through their incredible archives in York: exquisite technical drawings of bridges from the Victorian era, textile samples, train liveries, photographs and marketing materials.

All of this research, together with the sessions with @TheSnappyTrust, will inform the shapes and colours I’ll be using for the permanent exhibit as part of the museum’s new Wonderlab launching in 2023. You can read more about my explorations in the archives here.

The museum library is open Th-Sa every week and the archive by appointment via https://www.railwaymuseum.org.uk/research-and-archive/plan-research-visit

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Image shows Glenfinnan Viaduct under construction, date unknown.