Hide and Seek: Looking for Children in the Past

It has been 11 months of research, consultations, looking at hundreds of artefacts, site visits, editing text, and lots and lots of tea and now the day is almost here. Tomorrow our exhibition, Hide and Seek: Looking for Children in the Past, will open at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology!

As I write we are still working on some final tweaks – mostly a great deal of glass cleaning – in preparation for the opening, and our colleagues at MAA have been dropping in for a sneak peak. Seeing all of the artefacts on display and beautifully lit is a rewarding experience; it reminds me of the thought that went into the selection of each object, the enthusiasm of the lenders, and the hard work of the conservators. Hopefully by following this blog, you’ll be able to see glimpses of that too.

Our work doesn’t end with the opening on Saturday. Hide and Seek will run until 29 January 2017 and there is a great deal planned. Lorena Bushnell, the Outreach Assistant for the exhibition, will be working to deliver the exhibition to many different audiences. There will be activities and talks. And our exhibition website – hideandseekexhibition.org.uk – will provide object images, greater detail and resources.

We do hope you’ll visit the exhibition – and keep following this blog, we’ll keep you up-to-date with any events!

Opening times:
Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm
Sunday 12pm – 4.30pm
Admission Free

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