Festival of Archaeology: Talk

The Durotriges Project | Paul Cheetham

26 July 2022, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Of all the Iron Age tribes identified from pre-Roman Britain, the Durotriges are the most culturally distinct. Roughly occupying an area that equates with modern Dorset, together with significant parts of southern Wiltshire and south-eastern Somerset, the pottery, coinage, settlements and burial practices of the Durotriges clearly marks them out from their contemporary tribal neighbours the Atrebates, Belgae, Dumnonii and Dobunni.

 

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Paul Cheetham

Paul Cheetham is a co-director of the Durotriges Project and a specialist in archaeological geophysics and in forensic geophysics, together with forensic archaeology. In addition to his main research project on the late prehistoric and Roman settlement in Dorset on the down above Winterbourne Kingston, Paul is currently undertaking historic garden surveys at Kingston Lacy and Clifton Maybank and more recently, working on the reinterpretation of Frampton Roman villa.


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Home of Hillforts & Henges is an exciting new event from 21st to 31st July that will celebrate Dorchester’s neolithic and iron age landscape, rich in earthworks and the people that have lived here for over 6,000 years.

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Co-ordinated by the Council for British Archaeology, the Festival offers hundreds of events nationwide, organised by museums, heritage organisations, national and country parks, universities, local societies, and community archaeologists.

The Festival of Archaeology will take place between 16 – 31 July 2022.

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Community Exhibition

18 February - 22 June 2023

The Art of Seeing: An exhibition of photographs by Dorchester Camera Club

The Club is delighted to have this opportunity to exhibit some of their members’ prints in the Dorset Museum together with an audio-visual presentation.

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Special Exhibition

22 March - 25 June 2023

ARTIST ROOMS Louise Bourgeois

Explore the work of Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010), one of the most important figures of modern and contemporary art. This spring Dorset Museum will show a major presentation of her work in this ARTIST ROOMS touring exhibition featuring works jointly owned by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland.

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Tours

28 March 2023, 11:00am - 12:00noon

Dorset Museum Highlights Tour

Explore 250 million years of Dorset’s history in this volunteer-led highlights tour of Dorset Museum. Discover Roman mosaics, fossils from the Jurassic Coast, Thomas Hardy manuscripts and the sculptures of Elisabeth Frink – and plenty more along the way.

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Workshop

1 April 2023, 10:00am to 4:30pm

One day life painting pose

This is a structured class that will take students through the traditional monochrome underpainting approach to painting the figure in oils. Same pose all day…

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Special Event

1 April 2023, 3:00pm - 7:00pm

The Great Museums Easter Trail 2023

Have an egg-stra special start to the Easter holidays with The Great Museums Easter Trail. A family-friendly event from Dorset Museum, The Keep Military Museum, and Shire Hall Museum, you can visit all three museums in one extraordinary afternoon.

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Family Activity

4 April 2023, 10:00am-12:00noon

Louise Bourgeois’ Spirals | ArtyFacts

Make patterns, shapes, and spirals by drawing, painting, printing, and paper crafting. Inspired by Louise Bourgeois' artworks.

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Tours

4 April 2023, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Archaeology Highlights Tour

Explore archaeological treasures held by Dorset Museum – from Bronze Age gold to medieval silver -  in this volunteer-led tour.

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Family Activity

6 April 2023, 10:00am-12:00noon

Louise Bourgeois’ Spirals | ArtyFacts

Make patterns, shapes, and spirals by drawing, painting, printing, and paper crafting. Inspired by Louise Bourgeois' artworks.

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Museum after hours

20 April 2023, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

FREE | Museum After Hours

Join us for an opportunity to explore the Museum at this FREE late opening.

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