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Online exhibitions

Explore our collections by browsing these exhibitions. You can view online versions of previous Weston Gallery exhibitions, or look at particular themes or subject areas in the 'Spotlight' and 'Focus on ... ' pages. 

From the Weston Gallery

To extend access to our exhibition programme we have created online versions of some previous Weston Gallery exhibitions. These condensed adaptations consist of a series of pages based on the display boards plus a selection of the exhibits. 

Go the the Laxton exhibition

Laxton

Farming in an open field village

Go to the From Parchment to Pixels exhibition

From Parchment to Pixels

Collections at the University of Nottingham

Go to The Bawdy Court exhibition

The Bawdy Court

Views of community life in 16th/17th century Nottinghamshire 

Go to the War, Women & Survival exhibition

War, Women and Survival

Sometimes it takes courage to survive 

 

Go to the Nottingham Park exhibition

Nottingham Park

From ducal estate to urban residence

Go to the Icelandic Literature exhibition

Ice, Fire and Northern Myths

Icelandic literature 

Go to the D H Lawrence exhibition

DH Lawrence at Nottingham

A literary legacy

Go to the Gladstone exhibition

W.E. Gladstone

The Grand Old Man in Nottinghamshire

 

 Go to The Many Lives of D H Lawrence exhibition

The Many Lives of
D H Lawrence

Battle of the biographers

Go to the Windows On War website

Windows on War

Soviet War Posters
1943-1945

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Balls, Boots and Players

Celebrating 500 Years of Nottingham High School in its Community

Proud father and baby, Derbyshire 1949

Mothers and Midwifes

A History of Maternity in the East Midlands

 

Poster for the New State of England exhibition

The New State of England

The Glorious Revolution and its Aftermath

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Nottinghamshire's People

Ancestral Stories from the Archives

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Medieval Wollaton Manuscripts 

 
 

 

Spotlight on the Collections

A special set of online exhibitions designed to be an introduction to our holdings.

Go to the In Good Health exhibition in Spotlight

In Good Health

Healthcare and medicine from the past several hundred years

Go to the Travellers and Tourists exhibition in Spotlight

Travellers and Tourists

Early explorations and the beginnings of tourism

Go to the By Sword and Gun exhibition in Spotlight 

By Sword and Gun

Famous wars, and the personal experiences of fighting men

Go to the Literary Miscellany exhibition in Spotlight

A Literary Miscellany

Local authors join literary figures of earlier centuries

 

Go to the Cradle to Grave exhibition in Spotlight

From the Cradle to the Grave

Birth and death, childhood and adult life, work and leisure

Go to the University's History exhibition in Spotlight

From the University's History

Memorable events from civic college origins to current activities

 Go to The Wollaton Antiphonal Turning Pages
 

The Wollaton Antiphonal

Turn the pages of The Wollaton Antiphonal


 
 

Focus on...

Our ‘focus on’ exhibitions attempt to respond to our users needs for an introduction to particular themes or subject areas.   They are a versatile tool aimed at providing a brief but snappy ‘appetiser’ to collections, themes or specific topics. 

Go to the Focus on Sport exhibition

Sport

Exercise through the centuries 

Go to the Focus on Robin Hood exhibition

Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest

Ballads, literature, and the historical context 

Go to Spotlight on Slavery

Spotlight on Slavery

The slave trade over the centuries

  
 

 

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