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Friday, 11 September 2020

Unearth the mystery of the Havering Hoard in the Museum of London Docklands

 

Unearth the mystery of the Havering Hoard in the Museum of London Docklands’ new exhibition opening Friday 11 September 

 

 

Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery 

Museum of London Docklands 

Fri 11 Sep 2020 – Sun 18 Apr 2021 

Free with timed entry ticket to the museum

 

The largest Bronze Age hoard ever to be discovered in London, and the third-largest in the UK, will be the focal point of Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery, the Museum of London Dockland’s new major exhibition opening Friday 11 September. 

 

The exhibition will put the 453 tools, weapons and other objects that make up the entirety of the hoard on display to the public for the very first time. Displaying the hoard alongside objects from both the archaeological site itself and the museum’s collection, the exhibition digs deep into Bronze Age life during a time when the land where London now exists was a very different place. 

Starting with the moment of discovery, Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery will take visitors on a journey back through time to explore the mysteries, myths and realities surrounding the hoard’s burial.  

 

Highlights include:  

  • All 453 never seen before objects from the Havering Hoard 
  • Objects from the Museum of London’s permanent collection including Bronze Age crania showing evidence of blunt force trauma, telling a wider story of Bronze Age life thousands of years ago
  • Immersive photography and film projection recreating the experience of a Bronze Age landscape
  • A map from the Portable Antiquities Scheme displaying the location of more than 1,500 hoards across England and Wales helping to plot settlements on a wider scale
  • 3D renderings of some of the key objects from the hoard to allow closer examination including a terret ring, a sword fragment and a socketed axe head – all exceptionally rare examples of Bronze Age life 


The design of the exhibition is arranged around the movement of the sun, its rise in the east and setting in the west, bringing the discovery of the Hoard to life. Starting with the moment the first object was found as the sunset late on a Friday evening in September 2018, visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the wonder of uncovering such a significant find. Clues left by the hoard about the people who lived and worked in the area during the Late Bronze Age will be examined before exploring how connected their society was to Europe almost 3,000 years ago. Visitors will then find themselves back in the present day, with a chance to examine some of the objects in greater detail while finding out more about the people involved in the discovery of the Havering Hoard and the work that’s still to be done. 

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

London Galleries Are Re-Opening

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We have all been missing London’s amazing museums and galleries This week, three galleries are ready to welcome back its visitors with new exhibits and updated health and safety measures in place. 


The Barbican Centre Art Gallery and Conservatory reopening
The Barbican will reopen its Art Gallery and Conservatory on Monday 13 July. The Art Gallery will welcome visitors back with Masculinities: Liberation through Photography, a photography and film exhibit that explores how masculinity is experienced, performed, coded and socially constructed. In line with government guidelines, new safety measures will be in place and tickets will need to be booked online.

Somerset House

Somerset House reopening
Somerset House will be re-opening part of the site to visitors on Thursday 16 July. This will include the critically acclaimed free exhibition Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi extended through the summer, the magnificent courtyard, and the on-site cafĂ© Hej (takeaway only). Re-opening plans meet all current government guidelines, which will be reviewed and updated regularly.

Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery reopening
Whitechapel Gallery will be reopening to the public on Tuesday 14 July with new health and safety measure in place. The spring exhibition programme, including Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium, Carlos Bunga’s monumental environment and Spain’s most important collection of contemporary art from the “la Caixa” Foundation will be extended through the summer.