Unlocking Norton's CollectionsDate: August 2023 until June 2024
August 2023 to June 2024
This Arts Council funded project will provide participants with the opportunity to see how archaeological discoveries made here at Norton Priory go through various stages within the museum to eventually go on display.
August to November 2023
Join our archaeological specialists as we discover what fascinating finds have been discovered in our recent excavations. During this series of linked sessions you will learn how to identify different archaeological material types, catalogue, record and quantify finds and how to date them. You will also be involved in the selection of objects for photography and display within the museum. All objects will range in date from the early medieval period through to the twentieth century.
All sessions run from 10am to 4pm. 8 places per session. Lunch is not included but tea/coffee will be available. Suitable for 16 years and over. No experience required.
Saturday 26th August – eighteenth century wine bottles and drinking vessels, window glass, plaster, roof tile and other medieval and post-medieval construction materials.
Sunday 27th August - eighteenth century wine bottles and drinking vessels, window glass, plaster, roof tile and other medieval and post-medieval building construction materials.
Sunday 3rd September – medieval decorative mosaic, line-impressed and inscribed floor tiles
Sunday 1st October – clay tobacco pipes
Saturday 14th October – medieval and post-medieval ceramic vessels
Saturday 4th November – medieval and post-medieval ceramic vessels
Sunday 5th November – decorative metal work, window grilles, lead work and copper alloy objects
February to June 2024
Once the objects are selected for display, we will be running two sessions with a professional museum photographer and two sessions to create a museum display with Norton Priory’s Senior Keeper.
These sessions will cover how to handle museum objects correctly, how objects are photographed, what story the object tells and how these stories can be interpreted. You will have the opportunity to be involved in creating content for the museum display including writing object labels and thinking about the look and the layout of the display.
6 places available. All sessions run from 10am to 4pm. Lunch is not included but tea/coffee will be available. Suitable for 16 years and over. No experience required.
Saturday 10th February 2024 and Sunday 11th February - Object photography
Saturday 2nd March and Sunday 3rd March - Creation of content for museum temporary exhibition
Saturday 1 June – Join in as we install the ‘Unlocking Norton’s Collections’ temporary exhibition on the first floor gallery. Previous attendance on at least one of the other project sessions will be required.
Sunday 9 June 2024 11am
Unlocking Norton’s Collections temporary exhibition opens.
Ticket prices per session
Book two and get a free place on a third session
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