Moving Mountains at Stoke-on-Trent City Museum

A new exhibition which mixes art and nature will start this weekend at a city museum.

The exhibition, Minerals Make Mountains, illustrates the various stages of the cycle that turns rocks into the minerals that make mountains. It uses the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery’s permanent collections.

Visitors can find out how the constantly moving Earth forms the landscapes that we see today and uses examples of landscapes to illustrate the phases of the rock cycle.

Included are two recently restored paintings by Tunstall born artist, architect and brick manufacturer John Nash Peake. His depictions of the Matterhorn and the Isle of Arran, both painted in 1899, will be on display for the first time in over 30 years.

The exhibition begins on Saturday February 19, 2011 and will remain on show until Sunday July 3, 2011.