Tag Archives: artefacts

Artful Impressions in the Archbishop’s Cabinet – The Rokeby Lecture

Enjoy an engaging talk led by Prof Tim Wiles from Southampton Solent University about Archbishop Robinson’s gem collection which he left to the library. This rare 18th century collection is kept in its own specially made cabinet designed by Thomas Cooley. It is believed that, while there are other collections in Europe, the gem collection is unique in Ireland. To…

’The 15cBooktrade Project – Printing R-Evolution’

The results of the ambitious 15cBooktrade Project are so unexpected that they will be shared in an innovative exhibition at the Museo Correr in Venice from 1 September – 7 January 2019. This talk in London by Cristina Dondi and Geri della Rocca de Candal will introduce their findings, the exhibition and a new charity that will provide emergency conservation…

Café Art – Dr William Hunter

Hunterian Curator Anne Dulau Beveridge hosts a series of events around art at the Alliance Française de Glasgow. In September’s event, learn more about founder of The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Dr William Hunter, and the upcoming Tercentenary celebrations including exhibition ‘William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum’. Held in French (some events are bilingual French/English), Café…

The Living Loom

This exhibition charts the 300+ year history of the linen industry in North Armagh from its 17th century beginnings as a cottage industry, through to its industrialisation in the 19th century which saw the mighty mills and factories dominating the skylines of Portadown and Lurgan to its eventual demise in the latter 20th century. On display will be a range…

Bodies of Evidence: How Science Unearthed Durham’s Dark Secret

The story of the Scottish soldiers, whose remains were discovered in two mass burial sites in Durham city centre in 2013, will be told in a new exhibition opening this summer. The exhibition, entitled Bodies of Evidence: How Science Unearthed Durham’s Dark Secret, shows how the latest scientific techniques have revealed the soldiers’ story – how they lived, why they…

Have a Go Archery at Dundrum Castle

Have-a-Go at shooting the longbow and learn the way of the Norman archer Man-at-Arms at Dundrum Castle Dundrum Castle Believed to have been built in or around 1177, Dundrum Castle was built by John De Courcy as part of his coastal defence after he invaded Ulster. Dundrum Castle is located on a wooded hill north-west of Dundrum village near Newcastle.…