Easter Holidays at Manchester Museum
Mon 7 Apr – Fri 17 Apr, 11am-4pm
Get hands on at the Manchester Museum and make marvellous creations inspired by our collections.
Wed 9 & 16 April: Archaeology & Science; Koma Figurines and CT Scanning –
Followed by an opportunity to create your own clay figurines.
Join Dr Sharon Fraser, as she tells us about the exciting and intriguing discoveries made by CT scanning and the insight this can give us into life in the past. Sharon will talk about this in relation to the Koma figurines in the Fragmentary Ancestors: Figurines from Koma Land, Ghana, exhibition, 25 October 2013 – 4 May 2014. Sharon originally studied geology at the University of Manchester and then went on to study for a PhD looking at the composition of archaeological beads and glass and how this can help to show where artefacts came from. She continues to work at the university as an Honorary Research Fellow using scientific techniques to help study archaeological artefacts. She will also explain a bit about other projects she has been involved with such as looking at medicine clays and pottery from Ghana and the CT scanning of Worsley man.
Drop-in, free, family, ages 7plus
Tues 15 April: Camouflage; Nature & Us: 1.30-3.30pm
How do you hide a ship at sea? What have chocolate chips got to do with staying out of sight? Find out more about our use camouflage, inspired by nature and developed and adapted for use by humans in often surprising ways in this informative creative craft session.
Visit the newly opened ‘From the war of Nature exhibition, Floor G.
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