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22 August 2013 by Louise

Painting of lots of small handles

‘Handles’ by Lisa Milroy

Lovers of Pinterest will be pleased to know that you can now find the Walker Art Gallery and Sudley House on there! For those of you who don’t know what Pinterest is, it’s an online collection of ‘pin boards’ where you can collect and organise pictures from the web by ‘pinning’ them onto themed boards. To make this nice and easy, Pinterest provide a bookmarklet that you drag and drop onto your browser, you then click this to pin a picture to one of your boards. This ‘pin’ is a link back to where the picture has come from. This means you can find out more about the picture or search for others. 

On the Walker’s Pinterest page you’ll find boards devoted to the gallery’s paintings including Lisa Milroy and David Hockney. There are also boards featuring the Walker’s fashion collection, decorative art, design and an eclectic board of ‘things we like’ that includes a bit of everything.

If you missed the Costume Drama  or Hitched exhibitions at Sudley, you can browse till your heart’s content on on Sudley’s Pinterest page, with boards devoted to different eras of fashion, landscapes and waterscapes. Keep an eye out for more boards coming soon!

Picture of a 19th century dress

Silk net evening dress, c.1817-1820

Pinterest is a novel way of exploring your interests through pictures that take your fancy. Browsing our boards you’ll find paintings that have never been hung together pinned side by side. An online exhibition, if you like. Plus if something takes your fancy, you can ‘repin’ it to one of your own your own mood boards of fanciful and inspiring pictures.

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