Here you can find some personal responses by our Volunteers about some of their highlights from the Russell-Cotes collection. Some of them may be the more significant artworks, and others may be hidden gems.
Fiona Winrow is a Volunteer Learning Assistant and Volunteer Steward at the museum. She has selected one of her highlights of the museum collection, and has unearthed an interesting story about this stunning bronze and marble sculpture of Othello.
Sara Martin is a Music Volunteer at the Russell-Cotes. You may have heard her play the piano as you have explored the historic house. Here she describes a selection of tunes that Annie Russell-Cotes collected into a songbook, recently acquired by the museum.
Susan is one of our Volunteer Tour Guides, and here she talks about one of her favourite sculptures in the museum – The Bathers, by Edward Bowring Stephens – a stunning piece in which a mother and reluctant child are poised ready to enter the water.
Graham, one of our guitar-playing Music Volunteers, takes a look at one of his favourite sculptures in the Russell-Cotes collection.