Tuesday 15 May 2012

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Talks and visits coming up


These events are organised by the Friends of the Gallery and Museum ... You can buy tickets on the door or join the friends and attend for free.

Naseby Exhibition at the Manor House Museum

This temporary exhibition - upstairs in the Museum - focusses on the Battle of Naseby in 1645.  There are a number of information panels, and exhibits from authentic period armour to artefacts recovered over the years from the battlefield.
A browse around the two rooms will give visitors a guide to the conduct of the war, the armies engaged and the tactics of the battle in 1645 - in addition to an overview of the 17th Century's position in history and warfare.

The exhibition is on until 26th May and is free.

more details on the exhibitions page 

Backing up the Naseby theme, John Kliene gave an interesting lunchtime talk at the Gallery on May 11th ... on the role of Battlefield Archaeology.

Actually, John's very interesting point was that Battlefield Studies is a discipline invloving three key components ... Contemporary Accounts (traditional documentary history as we might have done at school); Battlefield Walking (actually getting to know the landscape in order to understand what the resources tell us) and Archaeology (surveying, metal dectecting etc.) ...

A battlefield like Naseby's emerges into perspective when the light combines from these specialist analyses.

You can find out more about the work of the Naseby Battlefield Project at Naseby.com