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The Medieval World in Colour at Lakeside Arts

posted 30 Mar 2017, 12:35 by Suella Postles

The Medieval World in Colour at Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham Museum at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, presents a new exhibition, The Medieval World In Colour, from 1 April – 18 June 2017.

The Medieval World in Colour exhibition examines the surviving forms of colour to explore the medieval colour pallet and to illuminate the world in which these colours were used and created. religious and domestic settings, and includes a series of free events around the exhibition.

The Medieval World in Colour exhibition examines the surviving forms of colour to explore the medieval colour pallet and to illuminate the world in which these colours were used and created.

Dr Diane Wren, exhibition curator today said, ‘The medieval world was full of bright and vibrant colours through which beliefs, symbolism, status and beauty were expressed. These colours are often lost to us today due to their perishable nature. Whether you’re a regular visitor to the Museum or have never been before, I’m sure you’ll have a great experience and see something new.’

The exhibition brings together artefacts that are not usually on display from the University of Nottingham Museum; Nottingham City Museums & Art Galleries; Bassetlaw Museum; Derby Museum and Art Gallery; along with private collections.

There is also a large programme of events around the exhibition including talks, medieval embroidery and medieval dance classes.

Dr Clare Pickersgill, Keeper of the University of Nottingham Museum added: ‘As well as the main exhibition we are delighted to be able to offer a fantastic programme of events to support the audience’s experience and understanding of the Medieval World in Colour. During half term there will also be the opportunity for children to take part in free drop-in craft activities around medieval calligraphy and medieval stained glass.’

The exhibition is free and will run from 1 April to 18 June 2017.

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