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Events at The Manchester Museum

28 Feb 2012

Scott of the Antarctic talk (1 March) * Salford Sioux talk (2 March) * Showcase lecture about Whitworth Park Community Archaeology and History Project (7 March).

Thursday 1 March (6-8pm)
Scott of the Antarctic and Manchester: the untold story

Dr Max Jones, The University of Manchester, author of The Last Great Quest and editor of the Oxford World’s Classics edition of Scott’s last Journals, will reveal for the first time the leading roles which the citizens of Manchester played in Scott’s last expedition.

£6/£4 concessions

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Friday 2 March (1-2pm)
Salford Sioux

Join Stephen Welsh, Curator of Living Cultures at The Manchester Museum to find out why hundreds of Sioux Indians set up camp on the banks of the Irwell in Salford. Part of Manchester Histories Festival.

Book on 0161 275 2648, free, adults

Wednesday 7 March (3-4.30pm)
Showcase lecture - The Park in the City: Whitworth Park Community Archaeology and History Project

With Hannah Cobb, Melanie Giles and Sian Jones, The University of Manchester.

Public parks are important components of urban landscapes throughout the UK, a response to the immense changes associated with nineteenth-century industrialisation and urbanisation. In this seminar, we discuss the materiality of the urban Park with reference to a new interdisciplinary project focusing on Whitworth Park in Manchester. Through the combined use of archival, archaeological, oral historical and social research, the project explores the changing role of the urban park in terms of class, consumption, citizenship, leisure, memory and place.

This project is a collaboration between The University of Manchester's Department of Archaeology, The Manchester Museum, the Whitworth Art Gallery, Friends of Whitworth Park and the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relation Resource Centre, and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, The University of Manchester and Manchester City Council.

Drop-in, free, adults

Every Tuesday and Thursday (except school holidays) (12-1pm)
Tours of the Vivarium

Meet the Museum's live animals and learn about the education and conservation work taking place beyond the displays.

Book on 0161 275 2648, free, 13+


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