Making History: 300 years of antiquaries in Britain
Unique treasures from the Society of Antiquaries of London toured the UK for the first time in this special exhibition. Guest curated by celebrated historian Dr David Starkey CBE FSA, the exhibition explored the creation of the nation’s heritage over three hundred years since the Society was founded in a London tavern in 1707. Rarely seen objects from the Society’s collections included the Lindsey Psalter, a lock of Edward IV’s hair and part of a Roman bronze equestrian statue found in Lincoln. These were displayed alongside objects from the museum’s own archaeological collections as well as some more recent finds to provide a narrative illustrating milestones in the discovery, recording, preservation, interpretation and communication of our past, both nationally and regionally.
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