The Commons: Re-Enchanting The World

The commons defines the natural capital that we all share: land, air, and water. It is a social system that cares for and preserves these resources. When the commons are made inaccessible, the effects are devastating. As part of our project The Commons: Re-Enchanting The World, six artists with different responses to the commons have […]

GRT History Month: An Unfinished Painting

Whilst the origins of the below painting are somewhat shrouded in mystery, much can be learned from it about the lives of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, even in its unfinished state. By exploring The MERL’s Bob Dawson Collection and the museum library, we have been able to identify the different aspects of Traveller life […]

Welcome Case

Our Welcome Case holds a cross-section of what we have in the collection. Tap on the yellow circles to find out more about individual objects..