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Current Projects

Man and Mountain
Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, Keswick

18 May 2018 to January 2019

This exhibition celebrates the impressive life and climbing career of Britain's most famous mountaineer, Sir Chris Bonington. The first Briton to scale the North Wall of the Eiger in 1962 and to place a British team on the summit of Mount Everest in 1975, Bonington was at the cutting edge of the sport for more than three decades. He continued to explore and climb into his late seventies. The exhibition contains biographical material, stunning and intimate detail about his mountaineering career and a critical look at his legacy.

Previous Projects

As an exhibition organiser at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Henry Moore Foundation and latterly as Head of Exhibitions at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Julie has organised large and small exhibitions for over twenty years. Highlights include:

Fashion on the Ration
Imperial War Museum North, 26 May 2016 - 30 March 2017

This stunning exhibition is an enlarged version of the IWM London show that ran through the summer of 2015. It has a large collection of wartime designer clothing and uniforms all beautifully displayed in the superb exhibition space at IWM North. It offers a vivid picture of how people dressed in wartime Britain.

Fashion on the Ration
Imperial War Museum, 15 March - 31 August 2015

This exhibition explores how men and women found new ways to dress as clothes rationing took hold. Displays of original clothes from the era, including military uniforms and functional fashion, reveal what life was really like on the home front in wartime Britain.

Children & War
The Oxfordshire Museum Woodstock, 2014
An exhibition that looks at the effect of war on children's lives. From boy soldiers and girl guides to innocent victims of all wars it challenges the visitor to consider that war is not always disastrous for children. It is organised by the Soldiers of Oxfordshire in advance of their museum being opened in 2014.

More on this exhibition:

Imperial War Museum, July 2010 and travelling
An exhibition to mark the Commonwealth War Grave Commission's first new cemetery in half a century. The cemetery is being constructed to hold the remains of up to 400 British and Australian soldiers found in a mass grave in Fromelles. The exhibition will coincide with the unveiling of the cemetery in July 2010.
Age of Chivalry
Royal Academy, 1987
Gothic Art 1200-1400
Moore à Bagatelle
Jardins de Bagatelle, 1992
A major outdoor exhibition in the Jardins de Bagatelle, Paris
A Treasured Inheritance
Ashmolean Museum, 2004
The history of Oxford College Silver
Multiple venues, 2007-2008
An exhibition to mark the 90th anniversary of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Stranger in the House
Imperial War Museum, North, Autumn 2008
A display of photographs and quotations from the book.
Chris Bonnington
Fashion on the Ration