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07/04/2017

ARCHAEOLOGY UNEARTHED

Location: Dorset County Museum - Click for map

Time: 7.00pm for 7.30pm

Glass is a versatile and mysterious material – its transformation from basic and cheap ingredients to a clear, enduring and malleable substance is a sort of alchemy.

Come and join us for this interesting talk as Dr Denise Allen explores how the Romans exploited its properties to the full, used it in all sorts of ways, and introduced it to all corners of the Mediterranean world.

Denise Allen began working life as an excavating archaeologist, completed a PhD in Roman Glass at Cardiff University in 1983 and has continued with the specialism ever since. She is Honorary Secretary of the Association for the History of Glass. She was Director of Andante Travels for 17 years, organising archaeological tours all around the world, and led many tours herself. Last year she left the office, moved to Exeter and now works as a freelance guide and lecturer.

The talk is FREE although a donation of £3 is encouraged to cover costs. 

How to book:
For further information contact the Museum on 01305 756827 or email shop@dorsetcountymuseum.org