Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Tales of Antiquarian Adventure

Visit the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne’s new exhibition Tales of Antiquarian Adventure now on at the Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle.
On display is the wood block engraving of the Society’s seal by Thomas Bewick, formerly used in the Society’s publications.
Read more about the seal here

Tales of Antiquarian Adventure

16 February - 30 April 2013
Tales of Antiquarian Adventure celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, the oldest provincial antiquarian society in the UK. 
When John Bell gathered his friends at the Turk’s Head in Newcastle’s Bigg Market in 1813 to decide how to study the antiquities of the area, little did he realise that the society he formed would still be going strong 200 years later and that it would have played such a significant role in the life of the North East.
In the last 200 years, the society has preserved and protected archaeological remains, historic buildings and artefacts, published books and journals, funded research and maintained a library.
This exhibition showcases the society’s world-class collections, from the Palaeolithic to the present day, and explores its vast history and many achievements.

1 comment:

June Holmes said...

Very interesting exhibition - well worth a visit.

Thomas Bewick was elected an Honorary Member of the Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1816.