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17 January 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Prehistory: A Story of Stone, Bone and Pottery
A lecture and handling workshop using fabulous prehistoric tools and pottery. Learn to identify objects from the Stone Age and the Bronze Age.
23 January 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dress and Identity in the Roman Empire
The third in a series of 3 talks exploring Roman art and architecture. This illustrated lecture will explore the clothing of the Roman world: its textures, its colours and its symbols; from senators to slaves, to matrons and brides.
January 30, 2019 , 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Spotlight on the Orpheus Mosaic
The Orpheus Mosaic represents one of Britain’s finest examples from Roman Britain. Join Emma to hear about the design, unusual archaeology and the eventual rescue of this impressive mosaic. We will spend time in the gallery next to the mosaic giving opportunity for discussion and appraisal.
January 31, 2019 , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
From Saints Bones to Charles Dickens’ Monkey
Henry VIII’s glove, Jane Austen’s Table, Sir Edward Elgar’s glasses – biographically significant objects like these have been displayed for centuries. Today, there are hundreds of museums and historic houses across the country dedicated to celebrated figures and filled with their possessions. Dr Caroline Morris will share her research on biographical objects with a brief history of their display; describing the influences upon the development of the modern biographical museum from the medieval reliquary and the Renaissance wunderkammer to Romanticism…
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