Journeys East- A Discovery of Hidden Treasures is Open!

We here at the Wallace Collection are very pleased to announce that Journeys East- A Discovery of Hidden Treasures is open! Women and Children from each corner of London including East Ham, Pekham, Ealing and West Hampstead have spent a very productive, creative and extraordinary year learning about the Wallace Collection’s Dutch works of art and making a wonderful array of collages, silks and ceramics in response to these beautiful paintings. On Friday the 16th November all of those who contributed to the making of this incredible and unique exhibition joined their friends and families at the Wallace Collection to celebrate the opening of Journeys East and participant’s achievements of turning into incredible artists and curators. Entertainment included some beautiful traditional tabla and sitar music provided by Tabla Sounds and baroque recorder and violin pieces performed by Rosa and William Hitzel. Rangoli craft and henna painting were also provided and the Wallace Collection’s fabulous group of Refugee Tour Guides also dazzled guests with their sensational knowledge and presentation skills through giving guests talks on the Museum’s Dutch paintings. The night would not have been nearly as successful as it was without the Museum’s brilliant group of Community Ambassadors who not only planned the party and put together party bags for all of the guests but were also on hand throughout the night keeping people happy, entertained and in the right place at the right time! The Wallace Collection would like to give a huge huge thank you to all of those who came to the party, performed at the party and who helped to deliver such an amazing event. Everyone involved in creating the exhibition and party should feel very very proud of themselves. Do please continue to support this courageous project by bringing your family and friends to see Journeys East and also to see the free guided tours that the project’s Refugee Tour Guides will be giving on Thursdays and Saturdays throughout December and January. Here are some pictures of the exhibition and the party;

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