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November 2018

An Introduction to Roman Art and Architecture

Wed 21 November , 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
£6 - £7
Introduction to Roman art and architecture

This illustrated lecture introduces the main characteristics of Roman art and architecture, from portraits of emperors to the shop signs of grocers, and from temples to sewers. Brush up on the basics, or dip your first toe into art history.

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Women in Roman Britain with Candace McGovern

Thu 29 November , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£6 - £7
Mother Goddesses

Roles associated with gender often vary throughout the life course and are influenced by a wide range of factors. Candace McGovern is undertaking a study of female graves, comprising human remains and grave goods, for her PhD thesis. Her aim is to increase understanding of the Romano-British life course of women, as presented in the burial record. Candace uses a mixture of osteological and archaeological data to further her research in this field. Her evening lecture will outline this research…

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December 2018

Spotlight on the Seasons Mosaic with Emma Stuart

Wed 5 December , 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
£2.50 - £3
Seasons Mosaic

The Seasons Mosaic is one of the earliest mosaics on display in the Corinium Museum. Emma will share more about one of the finest Roman mosaics in the country. We will spend time in the gallery next to the mosaic giving opportunity for discussion and appraisal.

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The Art of Roman Health

Wed 12 December , 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
£6 - £7
The art of Roman health

The second in a series of three lectures exploring Roman art with Dr Valija Evalds. This illustrated lecture will consider the art and architecture of health and medicine in the Roman Empire, including baths, healing sanctuaries and military hospitals. Come and experience the Roman world of ingenuity, inquiry and superstition.

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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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