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Festival of Archaeology 2015: WallQuest Family Picnic at Segedunum

WallQuest family picnic at Segedunum

Mon 20th Jul 2015 11:00-13:00

Following the discovery of the Roman bath house at Segedunum in 2014, there are still lots of secrets being unearthed and recovered at the archaeological digs going on around the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall. What will the archaeologists discover in 2015?

Visit the new Roman gallery and the travelling British Museum’s ‘Roman Empire: Power & People’ exhibition, and enjoy opportunities to learn more about objects which have been extracted from the archaeological digs. With lots of hands on activities on offer, there will be something suitable for all the family at our magnificent world heritage site.

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How does a multi-venue exhibition really work? Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum, Wallsend Tuesday 10th March

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum, Wallsend
Tuesday 10th March
11:00 – 15:00

Find out in this free day-school as we explore the concept of a ‘dispersed exhibition,’ unpack some of the successes and challenges, and consider the future for this approach.

Increasingly museums are being urged to work in partnerships, at and across all levels. In addition, National Museums, conscious of their role outside London, are seeking to ensure the collections they hold for the nation reach more people by travelling beyond the walls of their own institutions.

Over the last six years Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and the National Portrait Gallery have worked with a number of partner museums in the North East of England and on Hadrian’s Wall to create ‘dispersed exhibitions’. That is to say, an exhibition of 9-11 portraits, but with one portrait on display in each of the participating museums, with audiences encouraged to visit several venues.

This approach has been replicated successfully on three occasions. North Face (2008), Explorers (2011), and Wall Face (2014) , with a variety of museums participating, from large urban Local Authority venues to small rural voluntary run museums.

In each case the museums were all closely involved in final selection, text and display design, ensuring that a true partnership approach was taken throughout. In addition to the exhibition, learning and engagement programmes were developed that helped participants engage with the theme of the exhibition and the concept of portraiture in general.

The purpose of this day is to explore the concept of a dispersed exhibition, to look at some of the principles applied across this set of exhibitions, unpack some of the successes and challenges, and consider the future for this approach.

Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided.

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Archaeology Courses at Segedunum

Archaeology Courses at Segedunum

Segedunum Roman Fort and North Tyneside Adult Learning Alliance are running a series of archaeology taster courses on various topics. Each course will involve two sessions, on consecutive Thursdays at 10am. The first session in each pair will take place at Segedunum, and the second will be a field trip to an outdoor site relevant to the course theme.

The first is about the Stone Age, on 24 April and 1 May.
Future topics

8 and 15 May: The Bronze Age

12 and 19 June: The Romans

26 June and 3 July: Medieval

10 and 17 July: Industrial Northumberland

Cost:£19.50 (£7.20 concessions) per course. For more information, or to book, please contact North Tyneside Adult Learning Alliance on 0191 6432288