Guardians of Wayword - A Dice Building Game

Turning Point: MP125

A project in Barnard Castle, UK by The Bowes Museum

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Own your own piece of The Bowes Museum's heritage! Pledge to turn our magnificent Monkey Puzzle into contemporary hand crafted bowls.
Backers: 133
Average Pledge Per Backer: £94

Funded: £12,437 of £10,000
Dates: May 25th -> Jul 13th (50 days)
Project By: The Bowes Museum
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Latest News

Final Hours To Pledge!

July 12th - via:
With just 18 hours left to pledge, Matthew Read, Director of The Bowes Centre shared these words of thanks: You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Don't forget to tell friends and... (Read More)

Emotional & Artistic Responses

July 9th - via:
We were thrilled to reach our £10,000 target last week! Thank you so much to all of our backers and supporters who've pledged and shared the campaign with friends, colleagues and relatives. There's still 3 days to pledge so I'd encourage anyone... (Read More)

Making Our Mark

July 2nd - via:
On 21st June we were thrilled to receive a pledge for a Monkey Puzzle bowl inset with a silver medallion. This excitement was followed by research into the Museum's silver collection to double-check that it hadn't registered its own sponsor's mark... (Read More)

Meet our Craftsperson - Aron McCartney

June 26th - via:
M©@®† studios Ltd is managed by Aron McCartney and is located in the market town of Barnard Castle, County Durham. The studio creates fine art and design work for clients in cast metals and glass. Yesterday we went along to meet Aron and take a... (Read More)

Elizabeth Conran and the Second Monkey Puzzle

June 8th - via:
Elizabeth Conran, former Curator of The Bowes Museum, called in to share with us her memories of a public campaign in the 1980s and the foresight she had to plant a second Monkey Puzzle, as part of the campaign, next to John Bowes' tree. You'll need... (Read More)

Update to Update #3!

June 8th - via:
Since sharing the update on Sunday evening about the Teesdale photographer, Elijah Yeoman and the photograph of John Bowes' Monkey Puzzle in front of the Museum, Keith Orange, owner of Vintage Graphics got in touch to shed some light on dating the... (Read More)

Insight into Elijah Yeoman, Teesdale Photographer

June 3rd - via:
Elijah Yeoman was a farmer’s son brought up in Coverdale, in the Yorkshire Dales who went on to become a celebrated photographer. He was born in 1849, only ten years after the invention of photography. Nothing much is known of his early years but... (Read More)

Over half way!

May 31st - via:
We are delighted to have surpassed the half-way point in reaching our £10,000 target! The project is 54% funded with 51 backers to date and 42 days remaining. Thank you so much to everyone who has pledged so far and shared the campaign with friends... (Read More)

Off to a Great Start!

May 27th - via:
Just to say a huge thank you to all those backers who have pledged in the first two days of our Monkey Puzzle Legacy campaign. What a start and already lots of our 125th anniversary commemorative bowls have been reserved by you! We kicked off with... (Read More)

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