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Fri. 25 November 2016, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm AEDT
Object Club - Museum Friends only
Object Club explores different facets of objects and their place in history.
Our object for October is:
The Lewis chessmen
Friday 28 October 2016, 10:00am to 12:00pm SOLD OUT
Join Dr Michael Pickering from the National Museum as he unravels the story of the Lewis chessmen, his favourite object from A History of the World in 100 Objects. Object Club explores different facets of objects and their place in history.
Image: The Lewis chessmen, about 1150–1175 CE, found on the Isle of Lewis, probably made in Norway. © Trustees of the British Museum.
Our object for November is:
Convict-era shirt collection
Friday 25 November 2016, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Join senior curator Michelle Hetherington for a detailed look at the convict-era shirt collection in the Landmarks gallery.
The shirt had been placed into a wall cavity of the Commandant’s Cottage in Granton, Tasmania. It was one of six artefacts found during renovations at the cottage in the 1960s and is one of only two surviving examples from the convict era.