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January 2019

Prehistory: A Story of Stone, Bone and Pottery

January 17, 2019 , 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
£6 - £7

A lecture and handling workshop using fabulous prehistoric tools and pottery. Learn to identify objects from the Stone Age and the Bronze Age. Find out what the greatest ever human invention was.

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Dress and Identity in the Roman Empire

January 23, 2019 , 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
£6 - £7
Roman Dress and Identitiy

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.

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Spotlight on the Orpheus Mosaic

January 30, 2019 , 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
£2.50 - £3
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.

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From Saints Bones to Charles Dickens’ Monkey

January 31, 2019 , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£6 - £7
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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February 2019

Roman Capitals

February 9, 2019 , 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
£22 - £25
Roman Calligraphy Workshop

Look at the original Roman Capital lettering carved into stone in the Corinium Museum collections. Artist Adele Dark will share the form and design of Roman Capital letters used in calligraphy. Practicing this ancient art, you will design a panel about you including your name. Adele Dark, Artist and Calligrapher, is a fully qualified teacher who has worked with museums, art centres and schools both in Jersey and the UK. Adele is member of the Society of Scribes and a…

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Spotlight on the Hare Mosaic

February 13, 2019 , 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
£2.50 - £3
Hare mosaic

Many local people remember the exciting discovery of the Hare Mosaic from Beeches Road allotments. Join Emma to hear about the dig, the archaeology and finally the lifting for display in the Corinium Museum. Bring along your own memories to share if you were there at the time. We will spend time in the gallery next to the mosaic giving opportunity for discussion and appraisal.

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Gods, Goddesses, Spirits and Fates

February 20, 2019 , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
£5 - £5.50
Gods, Goddesses, Spirits and Fates

Join Dr Valija Evalds as she takes you on a journey through Roman beliefs, superstitions and rituals. In this walk through the galleries we will consider objects depicting deities, honouring spirits and propitiating the fates. Children 7 and above are welcome with an adult.

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Sources of Roman Stone

February 28, 2019 , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£6 - £7
Sources of Roman Stone

Construction of the Roman city of Bath, Aquae Sulis, began 60-70 AD, with its famous thermal baths probably built some decades later. The majority of the city was constructed of Middle Jurassic limestone (informally referred to as Bath stone and Great Oolite) but the exact source(s) of the stone and stratigraphic horizon(s) have not been addressed before. In a project with the Roman Baths and archaeologists from the University of Bournemouth, outcrops of stone around Bath have been studied for…

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March 2019

Spotlight on the Kingscote Mosaic

March 6, 2019 , 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
£2.50 - £3
Kingscote mosaic

The Kingscote Mosaic was discovered with archaeology that points to a very rich villa outside of Cirencester. Join Emma to hear about the dig, the archaeology and the symbolism on the mosaic. If you remember the dig or took part in it, bring along your own memories to share. We will spend time in the gallery next to the mosaic giving opportunity for discussion and appraisal.

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Behind the Scenes: Ruins of Medieval Cirencester

March 13, 2019 , 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Resource Centre Northleach, Fosse Way
Northleach, Gloucestershire GL54 3JH
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£6 - £7
Medieval tile

A unique opportunity to explore the museums reserve collection. Learn about the history and splendour of Cirencester’s Medieval Abbey through our vast collection of stone artefacts discover during the Abbey Excavations in the 1960s. Booking recommended – limited to 10 people The Corinium Museum Resource Centre is on the A429 Fosse Way at Northleach, it is located to the right of the Cotswolds Discovery Centre and Café. Free Parking

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