Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery is currently closed to visitors but our work continues...
We are maintaining our involvement within the local community by working in partnership with other organisations, such as Brecon Library, Brecon Cathedral and Theatr Brycheiniog. Find details of forthcoming events involving Brecknock Museum here.
Our Education Service to schools continues to be available on an outreach basis. We are also working in partnership with other organisations, such as Brecon Library and Theatr Brycheiniog, to offer events, exhibitions and family activities.
Whilst the Museum is closed, restricted access to the collections means that we can only provide a limited public enquiry service, accessible via the Museum phone line or the internet / email system. Please note that it is essential to make an appointment before visiting. We will do our best to maintain our standards, but please be patient.
To view the latest plans for the collocation of Brecknock Museum with Brecon Library and to have your say please click here.
Click here to see a short film about our future plans.
On 8th January 2013, the Art Fund Powys and Brecknock Decorative and Fine Art Society presented at a film by Derek Shiel and Adam Alive at Theatr Brycheiniog.
‘David Jones between the wars – the years of achievement’, new film on the painter and poet who was a contemporary of Eric Gill, was presented by Derek Shiel and introduced by William Gibbs. On display were six of Jones’s works from Brecknock Museum’s collection:
Portrait of Petra Gill (Watercolour 1927)
The Orchard, Capel-y-ffin (Watercolour 1924-8)
Petra before Christ/Christ in the Garden (Gouache 1925)
Hanging out the Washing (Watercolour 1924-8)
Horses in a Meadow (Watercolour 1926)
Y Twmpa (Watercolour 1926)
The film follows Jones joining the Ditching community, his conversion to Roman Catholicism and his success as a painter and engraver. It touches on his nervous breakdown (1932-1934) and his developing interest in writing poetry. It also explores his relationship with Eric Gill and the strong influence exerted by this friendship. Packed with images of his work and places that inspired his art, the film is studded by in-depth interviews with artists, friends, critics and historians including Frances Spalding, Dr Rowan Williams and David Alston.The result is a fascinating insight into the life and work of one of our major British artists of the 20th Century.
BBC Your Paintings is a website which aims to show the entire UK national collection of oil paintings, the stories behind the paintings, and where to see them for real. It is made up of paintings from thousands of museums and other public institutions around the country.
Brecknock Museum is pleased to announce that images of its entire collection of oil (and acrylic) paintings (115 in total) has now been added to the Your Paintings website. Our collection contains work as wide ranging as a nineteenth century portrait of Joseph Russel Bailey (1840 - 1906) by John Collier to works by contemporary artists such as ‘Miner with Dog’ by Josef Herman.
'A History of the World in 100 Objects' is a unique public-service partnership between The British Museum, the BBC, and museums across the country.
Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery has uploaded images from its own collection. Visitors to the website can view the objects and read information about them.
Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery
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