Armitt Museum & Library, Ambleside, The Lake District National Park.
Images from a two day research visit to the Armitt's archives. I have been invited by Curator Deborah Walsh and Ambleside-based artist Russell Mills to make work for the Museum's Centenary celebrations in 2012. The outcome will be a group exhibition with artworks inspired by their diverse collection.
Boxes of stone artefacts in the museum basement
'The Archaeological Journal'
Archival boxes containing Ordnance Survey Maps for the North-West
Ex-libris for a rare collection of fell and rock climbing books
Beautiful gold foil blocked covers. 'The Ferns of the English Lake Country'
A book previously owned by William Wordsworth - signed 'Mr Wordsworth'
Records of 'Mountain Accidents in the Lakeland area
1960's-70's 'Guild of Lakeland Craftsmen' Each issue has a unique design
Stone Axes from Great Langdale. Some artefacts made with this local green stone were discovered as far away as Poland