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Museum: Archaeology Now
The Vikings Then and Now: Researching and Exhibiting the Viking Age All talks take place at 1pm in the Djanogly Theatre. Please book your place in advance with the Box Office on 0115 846 7777. British Museum curator Dr Gareth Williams is a specialist on Viking coins and exchange systems, and on Viking warfare and military organisation. He also curated the recent 'Vikings: life and legend' exhibition at the British Museum. This lecture presents an overview of some of his current research projects, and explores the challenge of trying to balance highly specialised academic research with presenting to the broader subject of the Vikings to the general public. The lecture will include discussion of the recent BP Exhibition 'Vikings: life and legend' at the British Museum, the cinema presentation 'Vikings Live from the British Museum' and the forthcoming exhibition 'Viking Voyagers' at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Following the talk there will be the opportunity to handle material from the University Museum Collection. Dr Gareth Williams, Coins and Medals Department, British Museum.