Saturday, 31 January 2015

History and Book Groups:- LUMINARIUM

This wonderful site - LUMINARIUM - the brain child of Aniina Jokinen, is a rich compendium of more than 5,000 pages of English Literature. She says....

"The site started in early 1996. I remember looking for essays to spark an idea for a survey class I was taking at the time. I started the site as a public service, because I myself had to waste so much time as a student, trying to find anything useful or interesting. There were only a handful of sites back then (read: Internet Dark Ages) and I could spend hours on search engines, looking for just a few things. I realized I must not be the only one in the predicament and started a simple one-page site of links to Middle English Literature. That page was soon followed by a Renaissance site.

I wanted the site to be a multimedia experience in the periods. I find it easier to visualize what I am reading when there is a small illustration or a tidbit about the background of the author or his work. The music and art of the period serve to complement one's rational experience of the site with the emotional".

Friday, 23 January 2015

As some of you may know, a joint U3A Archaeology Group is currently being set up. 

After an initial meeting to find out what people would want from it, it was decided to meet in Salisbury Museum lecture hall on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. 

The next meeting will be at 10.30 on Tuesday 10 February when we will have a talk on 

"A Roman Alloy Vessel Hoard from Kingston Deverill" 
by Jane Ellis-Schon, the Museum’s Project Curator. 

All U3A members are welcome and it is not necessary to know much about archaeology. There will be a chance to have a chat with hot drinks and biscuits before the meeting starts.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Family History Groups visit to The Genealogist

I have made a small gallery of photographs of the very successful visit on the 14th January 2015 to see the workings of the Genealogist's HQ at Chilmark.
Click HERE to see it.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Salisbury Museum - LACOCK Cup & The Salisbury Spoon

In the next few weeks there will be a big change in the temporary exhibition gallery, as the ‘Salisbury Great War’ exhibition closes on 17 January. ‘Secular to Sacred: The Story of the Lacock Cup’ is our next major exhibition, and this will open on 31 January and run until 4 May. The Lacock Cup is on a spotlight tour from The British Museum, and we are proud to be the first venue on this tour.

As part of the supporting events, silversmith Steve Wager will be coming to the Museum on Saturday 21 February, and giving a demonstration of silversmithing by making ‘The Salisbury Spoon’ for us over the course of an evening. Tickets for this event and full details of our exciting programme of events for the New Year will be available shortly.

You may also be interested in the Bridge Lunch being held at the Michael Herbert Hall in Wilton on Tuesday 10 February from 12.45pm – 4.00pm. Tickets are on sale at £16.00 per person. The ticket includes a two course lunch, wine and coffee.

If you are able to put up a poster to advertise the ‘Secular to Sacred’ exhibition, or have the opportunity to pass any of this information to someone you know who might be interested, that would be very much appreciated.

With thanks and kind regards,
Louise Tunnard
Marketing & Admin Officer
The Salisbury Museum
Tel: 01722 332151