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Museum: Deciphering Ancient Art
This is a free event but please book your place in advance by calling the Box Office on 0115 846 7777. This workshop will discuss and interpret ancient artworks in the museum's collection, ranging from Ancient Egypt to Roman Britain, stopping off with the Greeks and Etruscans along the way. The talk and handling session will explore several questions: what does the decoration on objects tell us about the people who created them? What difficulties and dangers does a modern viewer face when trying to interpret the imagery of antiquity? How can we best move from looking at objects behind glass, to understanding the cultures behind them? Will Leveritt (Department of Classics, University of Nottingham) Groups of 10 people per session. Meet in the Museum