Sunday, 17 May 2015

Sci Tech Group News

  • On Monday 18th is the next meeting. Our speaker is not able to come on this date so we have brought forward a talk on SOLAR POWER. This will be presented by Spire U3A member Frank Bryant. 
  • Our visit to the farm is also in a spot of trouble. Currently we are not sure whether this will occur. Keep you eyes open for more positive news later.

Telling Wiltshire’s Story in 100 Objects

The project involves museums across the county working together to develop an exhibition that tells ‘Wiltshire’s Story in 100 Objects’. The exhibition will shine a spotlight on the diverse and important collections that Wiltshire’s museums collect, care for and interpret. Using 100 carefully selected objects, it will celebrate the rich history of the county from 10,000BC to the present day and illustrate diverse aspects of Wiltshire’s past from Stonehenge to the Moonrakers and much more besides.
The project has been made possible through partnership working between twenty five museums who have contributed ideas, objects, information and images to illustrate Wiltshire’s past. The museums have also agreed to lend objects for two years to enable the exhibition to tour venues around the County including Chippenham, Devizes, Salisbury, Swindon and Trowbridge during the next two years. The project is managed by the Wessex Museums Partnership and funded by Arts Council England.
The exhibition will open at County Hall, Trowbridge on 26 May and run until 11 June.
Everyone is welcome to join us at the project launch in the Atrium at County Hall on Thursday 28 May from 12noon-2pm.
Amanda Loaring
Project Officer – Story of Wiltshire in 100 Objects
Wiltshire Museum
41 Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1NS

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Archaeology Group Programme

The programme for the next three months is as follows:

Tuesday 12 May – Talk by David Whetton on Dating Archaeology plus discussion of administrative matters to put the group on a firm basis. To take place in Salisbury Museum Lecture Hall at 10.30 a.m., coffee and biscuits available from 10.10 a.m.

Tuesday 9 June – Visit to Martin Green’s Down Farm on Cranborne Chase, Details to be circulated later.

Tuesday 14 July – Wiltshire County Archaeologist Melanie Pomeroy-Kellinger will give an overview of what is happening in Wiltshire. In Salisbury Museum, details as above.