Lakeside Arts
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Lakeside Arts
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University of Nottingham

Bears! Nature, culture, and beyond

Saturday 08 July - Sunday 31 December
University of Nottingham Museum

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Closed Monday-Wednesday
Admission free

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What is it about bears that continues to haunt our imaginations, even when they no longer live in the countryside around us? This exhibition explores the surprising relationships between humans and bears in Britain. From ancient bear bones and Roman artefacts to Nottingham bear jugs and Paddington bears, we follow in
the footsteps of bears as they roam the land and appear in the most unusual of places.

Curated by Professor Hannah O’Regan and Dr Liam Lewis from the AHRC-funded ‘Box Office Bears’ project and Department of Classics and Archaeology at the University of Nottingham.

Image: Roman jet figurine in the shape of a bear 
© Sheffield Museums Trust