Past and present writing styles on show at Cotswold Museum

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Writing styles from ancient times to the modern day are explored at the Corinium Museum next month through a calligraphy exhibition.

‘The Long Tradition’ exhibition, being held at the Cirencester museum from May 9th – June 21st, will examine the development of western calligraphy, studying early Greek writing through to modern computer-designed letters and forms.

This touring exhibition is being held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Oxford Scribes, a famous calligraphy society, and will showcase a range of 26 different framed pieces of calligraphy work depicting each letter of the alphabet.

Each piece will show an example of historical depiction of a letter, alongside some explanatory text. There will also be a vibrant modern interpretation of the original.

The exhibit should prove a crucial part of any school or college work, or could prove popular for anyone with an interest in calligraphy.

Entry for the exhibit is included in the museum’s entry price and is £4.25 for adults, £3.50 for Senior Citizen or £2.75 for students. Children over five get in for £2, and a family ticket (two adults and two children) costs £11.50.

The museum is open from 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday, and from 2pm-5pm on a Sunday. It is also open on Bank Holiday Mondays.

For more details please contact the Park Street venue on 01285 655611 or email [email protected]

Source: Cotswold District Council

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