Friday, June 27, 2008

Recollections of the Museum of Antiquities

I received a mailing from the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne today. The Museum of Antiquities at Newcastle University that holds key finds from Hadrian's Wall has finally closed its doors. The museum was opened in 1960 by Sir Ian Richmond and it is celebrated in a new collection of poems and photographs, Recollections.
This volume brings together the poetry of the museum’s poet-in-residence, Maureen Almond, and the photographs of the museum’s Audio-Visual Officer, Glyn Goodrick and explores the interconnections between the Romans and the modern museum visitor. Its elegant and stylish design make it an ideal souvenir of the museum and its collections.
And before you get too worried ... the holdings of the Museum of Antiquities will be moving to The Great North Museum. Gallery plans are now available, including the interactive model of Hadrian's Wall.

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