New face at Saffron Walden Museum gears up for Henry Moore exhibition

PUBLISHED: 17:35 21 August 2009 | UPDATED: 21:53 31 May 2010

Carla Purdue visits the Henry Moore Foundation at Perry Green, in front of the bronze sculpture 'Sheep Piece 1971-72' Picture: SUBMITTED

Carla Purdue visits the Henry Moore Foundation at Perry Green, in front of the bronze sculpture 'Sheep Piece 1971-72' Picture: SUBMITTED

SAFFRON Walden Museum has welcomed a new face to its team. Carla Purdue has joined as documents and exhibitions officer until spring - and she has wasted no time in preparing for an exciting new exhibition starting next month. Henry Moore: Sheep is

SAFFRON Walden Museum has welcomed a new face to its team.

Carla Purdue has joined as documents and exhibitions officer until spring - and she has wasted no time in preparing for an exciting new exhibition starting next month.

Henry Moore: Sheep is a selection of drawings and works by Henry Moore.

Carla visited Moore's monumental bronze sculpture 'Sheep Piece', at the Henry Moore Foundation in Much Hadham as part of her preparations for the exhibition, which runs from Saturday September 12 until February 21, 2010.

She said: "We are all looking forward to the opening of this major exhibition and Saffron Walden Museum has been very lucky to secure these truly excellent Henry Moore works. "We hope people will come from far and wide to see them - and any New Zealand natives currently living in the area would get an extra-warm welcome from me!"

After studying Anthropology and Classical Studies at Otago University in Dunedin, Carla worked at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa, before spending six years at the Whanganui Regional Museum in Wanganui.

Henry Moore: Sheep opens September 12 and continues until February 21, 2010.

Saffron Walden Museum is open 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 2pm to 5pm on Sundays and bank holidays.

Admission is £1.50 for adults, 75p for discounts and free for children. A season ticket is £5 for adults or £2.50 for discounts.

For further information about any of the above please contact Carla Purdue or Maureen Evans on 01799 510333.

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