Events

To coincide with the Treasures of Nemi exhibition Nottingham City Museums and Galleries are running a series of special events to celebrate their collection of Roman artefacts from the Sanctuary of Diana. Below is a sample of the vast array of intriguing events for all. From family fun days to academic research talks, to experiencing the collection up close and personal there is something for everyone.

For an up to date schedule and further details on each event please visit the Special Events and Activities page at Nottingham City Museums and Galleries website.

Treasure of Nemi Exhibition Talks – Nemi in the New Millenium from Potential Disposal to Research Phenomenon

Nemi the Research Phenomenon Curator Ann Inscker takes a fascinating look at the highs and lows of this collection, from treasure hunting and the threat of disposal, to attracting more enquiries than any other Archaeology and Antiquities collection in Nottingham.

Date: 24 Jul 2013
Starts at: 13:30
Cost: FREE
Ticket: Spaces for talks are limited, please book in advance: 0115 8761400

Nemi Object Handling

Handle and learn about objects from the Sanctuary of Diana at Nemi. Meet in the Long Gallery.

Date: 25 Jul and 1 Aug 2013
Starts at: 14:00
Cost: FREE Normal admission charges apply.
Ticket: No ticket required.

Meet the Romans

Meet members of the Roman Military Research Society, a costumed re-enactment group and find out about the civilian, military and religious life in Roman Britain.

Date: 3 Aug 2013
Starts at: 11:00
Cost: Free event but Normal admission charges apply.

Romans

See the exhibition ’The Treasures of Nemi’ and be inspired to do some colouring.

Date: 5 Aug 2013
Starts at: 10:00
Cost: FREE Normal admission charges apply.
Ticket: No tickets required.

Romans – Meet a Roman Citizen

Handle real and replica Roman artefacts. Try on a Roman helmet and feel the weight of a short sword or gladius. Led by archaeologist Peter Hammond, who is pleased to see anything you have dug up from Roman times.

Date: 6 Aug 2013
Starts at: 10.30 and 13:00
Cost: FREE Normal admission charges apply.

Romans – Story Sessions

Join Nicky Rafferty and explore ’The Treasures of Nemi’ exhibition to create stories.

Date: 7 Aug 2013
Starts at: 11.00, 12.00, 13.00 and 14:00
Cost: FREE Normal admission charges apply.
Ticket: No tickets required.

Romans – Access Artefacts

Discover how the Romans lived through the artefacts they left behind.

Date: 8 Aug 2013
Starts at: 11:00
Cost: FREE Normal admission charges apply.
Ticket: No tickets required.

Art & Craft Week – Festival of Diana

To honour the Festival of Diana make your own toga and an item of Roman inspired jewellery, then explore the exhibition – The Treasures of Nemi. Suitable for ages 4-8.

Date: 13 Aug 2013
Starts at: 10:00
Cost: Free Normal admission charges apply & children must be accompanied by an adult.
Ticket: No tickets required.

Treasure of the Nemi Exhibition Talks – Roman Nottinghamshire

Despite a lack of visible archaeology, Nottinghamshire is packed with the remains of the Roman occupation including forts, towns, villas and roads, as well as beautiful artefacts. Mark Patterson, author of ‘Roman Nottinghamshire’, describes some of the county’s most interesting and intriguing Roman features including the little known fort at Broxtowe. Mark will be available to sign copies of his book ‘Roman Nottinghamshire’ afterwards in the Castle shop.

Date: 14 Aug 2013
Starts at: 13:30
Cost: FREE (Normal admission charges apply)
Ticket: Spaces for talks are limited. Please book in advance: 0115 8761400

Art & Craft – Mask Making

Mask making with a Roman Theatre theme. Suitable for 4-8 years.

Date: 15 Aug 2013
Starts at: 13:30
Cost: Free event but normal admission charges apply & children must be accompanied by an adult.
Ticket: No advance booking required.

Treasure of Nemi Exhibition Talks: Scanning Fundilia and Roman Portraiture

The temple site at Nemi is unusual in that it features a number of non-imperial female portrait busts, a lone conventional female sculpture and two sculptures of the same individual Fundilia Rufa (one at Nottingham, the other from a later excavation, at the Ny Carlsberg Museum in Copenhagen; both dedicated by her former slave Doctus). Dr Katharina Lorenz of the Classics Department at Nottingham University has been studying the two sculptures using 3D scanning technology to discover more of their hidden secrets.

Date: 21 Aug 2013
Starts at: 13:30
Cost: FREE (Normal admission charges apply)
Ticket: Spaces are limited, please book in advance: 0115 8761400

Treasure of Nemi Exhibition Talks – The Priest of Nemi

Screen writer, adaptor of novels and plays for radio and visiting Professor of English at Nottingham Trent University, Michael Eaton, has a long term interest in the temple of Diana and the collections at Nottingham. In addition to a video which will be shown in ‘The Treasures of Nemi’ exhibition entitled, ‘The Priest of Nemi’, Michael will discuss his translation of the French play ‘Le Pretre de Nemi’ which is thought to have inspired Frazier’s writing of the ‘Golden Bough.’ Part of the Festival of British Archeology.

Date: 18 Sep 2013
Starts at: 13:30
Cost: FREE (Normal admission charges apply)
Ticket: Spaces on talks are limited, please book in advance: 0115 8761400

All events will take place at:

Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle

Off Friar Lane

Off Maid Marian Way, Nottingham

Nottingham

NG1 6EL

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