Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Surf Museum hits front page of Guardian website!

Fantastic to see that the Museum of British Surfing and its founder Pete Robinson have hit the front page of The Guardian website (click to enlarge image). The article coincides with the opening of the museum tomorrow and provides exclusive pictures of the future King Edward VIII riding a wave in Hawaii in 1920. The museum will be officially opened tomorrow by North Devon's finest Andrew Cotton and fellow top[ surfer Ben Skinner with music by the excellent Neil Halstead. The inaugural exhibition is ‘The Art of Surf’ – displaying 200 years of art in surfing from the sketches of early explorers through to works by contemporary British surfing artists. The first dedicated surfing museum in Europe was started by Pete in 2003, running successful touring exhibitions before it relocated to North Devon in 2009. Pete has since spent the last 3 years securing the building and funding, completing the design work, and so far creating two new jobs. While ‘The Art of Surf’ exhibition will be the main feature, there’s also a section on British surfing history, North Devon surfing and the local environment, and a timeline of British surfboards  – displaying about a quarter of the museum’s collection.

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