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Ceramics Through Time

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The Higgins Spotlight Series:

 

Highlighting in more depth particular aspects of our exhibitions

programme and collections. Cost: £5.15 (concessions £4.10)

Booking essential.

 

Higgins Spotlight series

Highlighting in more depth particular aspects of our exhibitions programme and collections

Cost: £5.15 (Concessions £4.10) *

 

Delving Deeper: Ceramics Through Time 4

Wednesday 4th November

Post Medieval Chamber pot, 17th century recovered from 39-43 St Johns Street, Bedford.

 

Join Liz Pieksma, Keeper of Archaeology (and ceramics specialist), for the fourth in a series of talks exploring ceramics in The Higgins Bedford’s collections. This session offers the chance to get up close to pottery from the Late Medieval period to the early Modern period (1300 - 1800 AD). By examining pottery recovered from excavations and items from our own collections, we will investigate the transition from the medieval era to the dawn of the industrial world. The session will begin with a short presentation followed by an informal discussion and chance to handle some artefacts, looking at how pottery was made, how it was used and discovering why pottery it such an important tool to archaeologists.      

 

The Archaeology of Food: Field to Larder *

Wednesday 10th February

 

Join Liz Pieksma, Keeper of Archaeology, for the first in a series of talks exploring the archaeological evidence for how communities survived in the past. We will explore the techniques used in hunting, fishing and farming from the Prehistoric to the Post Medieval period. The session will begin with a short presentation followed by an informal discussion and chance to handle a wide range of artefacts from excavation archives and collections held at The Higgins Bedford.

Palaeolithic flints tools from Kempston, Harrowden, and Biddenham.

 

*Note: All prices for events marked with an * may be subject to change. Prices are reviewed annually in January.