Living Letters

Living Letters

Living Letters

Correspondence then and now

Weston Gallery, Lakeside Arts
Thu 12 October 2023 - Sun 3 March 2024

Open Tuesday-Sunday 12noon-4pm | Closed Mondays

Admission free

For centuries letters have been key vehicles of human communication. This exhibition explores correspondence from the medieval period to the present and celebrates the letter’s enduring importance. It examines letters’ capacity to chronicle all stages and aspects of human life – from birth to death – and to capture both the personal and the professional.

It reveals how they are powerful in their abilities to connect with and impact on the lives of others. It illuminates how letters are also deeply vulnerable, fragile objects whose preservation is liable to the vicissitudes of time, fashion, and chance.

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