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Court Barn Museum presents a season of events, lectures and exhibitions for 2014. The Events Leaflet will be available shortly.

Until 2 March

GofH: a century of fine silver in Campden
This exhibition will celebrate the on-going craft traditions of The Guild of Handicraft and in particular the Hart Silversmiths Trust Project to conserve, catalogue and digitise the important collection of over 3000 drawings produced by Hart’s workshop over the last century and encourage their use as a major learning resource.


Sat 15th February
The Harts, silversmiths of Chipping Campden
A full day of activities to learn more about the work by Harts Silversmiths Trust, including a one-on-one at 11.30 with Julian Hart on the techniques of making silver by hand, demonstrations on paper conservation with Trish Hart, more examples of their work for the project and children’s activities.


Fri 21 March – Sun 8 June
Essex House Press types; C R Ashbee and his circle.
This exhibition includes books that reflect Ashbee’s links with the Arts & Crafts movement such as Beauty’s Awakening and An Endeavour towards the teaching of John Ruskin and William Morris ; and with the National Trust such as American Sheaves and English Seed Corn. Books by friends including Ananda Coomaraswamy, Lord Redesdale, and Hugh Seebohm and Guildsmen such as Archibald Ramage

Sponsored by Cutts of Campden

Sat 22 March 6pm
Lecture: Annette Carruthers: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland
Court Room, Old Police Station, Chipping Campden
Tickets £7


Tues 6 May at 3.30
Lecture: Carol Jackson: The Alcuin Press: The Campden Connection with A Shropshire Lad
Court Barn, Tickets £7
This event is part of the Chipping Campden Literature Festival.
For ticket information email:, or tel: 01386 841222

Sat 10 May at 11.30
One-On-One Rita Christie: Annie Power and women bookbinders


Sat 14 –Sun 22 June
The howse that was so fayre ...
An exhibition of contemporary work inspired by Old Campden House and grounds to coincide with a weekend of historical research and open gardens throughout Campden (21 & 22 June).

Sat 21 – Sun 22 June 2014
Old Campden House, Chipping Campden open to the public

Sat 28 June – Sun 13 July
Oxfordshire Originals
A selling exhibition by contemporary designer makers of the Oxfordshire Craft Guild


Sat 12 July
One-On-One Brian Atkinson: Enamel work by Fleetwood C. Varley

Sat 19th July – Sun 28th September
Robert Welch: Inspiration and Innovation
This exhibition will look at the inspiration and influences on Robert Welch, his relationship with his customers, the commissions he has worked on and the period in which they were created. It will explore the continuing appeal of Robert Welch’s designs and how the company has adapted over the years while remaining true to his ideals about truth to materials.

Sponsored by Robert Welch Designs Ltd

Sat 19 July
One-On-One Alice Welch and Kit de Bretton Gordon, Head designer at RW: Designing for Robert Welch


Fri 12th and Sat 13th Sept
Heritage Open Days: Free entry to the Museum

Sat 13 September 6pm
The Ashbee Lecture:Rupert Welch: The design legacy of Robert Welch
Court Room, Old Police Station, Chipping Campden
Tickets £12


Sat 4 October 6pm
Lecture: Ghislaine Wood: V&A Dundee and modern design in Scotland.
Court Room, Old Police Station, Chipping Campden
Tickets £7

Sat 4 – Sun 12 October
The War through Printmakers’ Eyes

A selection of images at the Front, at Sea and at Home.
An exhibition organized by Elizabeth Harvey-Lee

Sat 18 October – Sun 30 November
The Guildsmen & the Great War
A display on the fortunes of the Guildsmen during the First World War.


Sat 8 November
One-On-One Netty Rawlings: The Guildsmen during the Great War


Sat 6 Dec – Sun 4 January 2015
Christmas Craft Fair.
Need to find a unique present? Looking for that special gift? Why not treat yourself? Then come along to our Christmas selling exhibition of original and individual gifts by local designer makers.

Unless stated otherwise, all events in the programme are held at Court Barn Museum.

At One-on-one events, an informed guide will talk and answer questions about a chosen object or person featured in the permanent exhibition at Court Barn. These events last about half an hour.

Please note that booking is essential for all events unless otherwise stated. To book please telephone the Museum on 01386 841951, or email or visit the Museum in person.

Details of events listed may change, please therefore check with the Museum for up to date information