WOOD TURNING CENTER MUSEUM COLLECTION
The Museum Collection online brings you the changing exhibitions on display at the Center. The Museum Collection and Library space expands the opportunities available at the Wood Turning Center by featuring the changing exhibits of hand made objects and published materials that serve to conserve, interpret, and present the history and evolution of wood turning from an industrial craft into a contemporary art form. By conserving these items in a collection, the Center carries out its education and preservation missions. Through the study of these items, one can observe the diverse ways that craft workers make products for daily use, how artists express themselves, and how authors have documented the craft of wood turning and the contemporary art of creating sculpture from wood and other materials.
Since 1986, the Center's Museum Collection has grown to include hundreds of objects from around the world. The Collection contains functional items such as bowls, door handles, chairs and tables and sculpture. The Center's Collections' Committee meets regularly to review proposed donations which the Board of Trustees then approves. Selections from the collection are rotated at the Center and are available for display at public locations.
The Center's extensive library of over 20,000 documents and artist files is open to the public by appointment for research and enjoyment. Included are historic publications, files on wood artists and private and public collections, and new publications and DVDs of interest to all lovers of studio wood art.