Apples and People is a digital response to a time of great uncertainty, bringing the amazing global story of the apple to all. Symbolising global connectedness, individual achievement, happenchance, and people and nature working closely together, the apple we eat today offers us hope as well as nourishment.
Based upon a specially commissioned map of the apple world that traces a network of stories about the apple from the ancient world to the present day, apples and people highlights just how significant the fruit is to people, and how vital people have been in selecting the rich variety of apples that are enjoyed around the world today.
46 ‘Apple Stories’ have been published on key dates between January 2021 and June 2023.
Herefordshire grows more apples than anywhere else in the UK, and the UK plays an important part in the global story of the apple. The exhibition programme is a partnership between the Brightspace Foundation, the Museum of Cider and the National Trust in Herefordshire. It is being helped by a panel of some of the world’s leading apple experts – from USA, China, New Zealand, Italy and across the UK.
Funding has been received from the John Ellerman Foundation, Howard Bulmer Charitable Trust, Hereford Cider Museum Trust, East Malling Trust, Hereford City Council, Friends of Herefordshire Museums and Arts, the Becket Bulmer Fund managed by Herefordshire Community Foundation, the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers, individual donors, Heineken and Thatchers Cider.
This online digital engagement preludes exhibitions at the National Trust’s Croft Castle, near Leominster, Herefordshire, UK (22nd April 2023 – 5th November 2023) and the Museum of Cider (27th October 2023 – 28th January 2024) in Hereford, UK.
These two exhibitions will bring together visual art & culture, sound, community engagement, science, and the natural environment to explore the fascinating history of this symbolic fruit. It will be a resource for all those interested in the history and future of the apple, as well as its culinary uses – with suggested reading and links to other information and networks.
Bagging Cider Apples Credenhill, Herefordshire
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‘A Variety of Cultures’
Museum of Cider, Herefordshire, England
27th October 2023 – 28th January 2024
Angela Hung talking about 'A Variety of Cultures' Exhibition and Apples & People.The exhibition runs at the Museum of Cider in Hereford until 28th January 2024.'A Variety of Cultures' is a landmark exhibition for the Museum of Cider. A must-see for everyone interested in art, everyone who likes apples, and anyone looking for positive international connections in these troubled times.Exploring how cultures across the globe have taken the apple and made it their own. This exhibition brings important international artworks to the Museum of Cider in Hereford.One of the highlights is a large collection of nineteenth century Australian model apples lent by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew that have never before been seen outside London.There is also work by New Zealand pop artist Billy Apple, Chinese art including a Cultural Revolution poster courtesy of the Ashmolean Museum, and a new commission by Anglo-French artist Anne Rook who has created a body of work which looks at the iconography associated with varieties of apples.@museumofcider @applesandpeople#applesandpeople #appleart #applestories #exhibition #museumofcider #cider #apples ... See MoreSee Less
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