18 January - 25 March 2014
TREASURES OF THE MIDDLE AGES
ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS FROM POLAND
Derry City Council’s Heritage and Museum Service have renewed their partnership with museum colleges in Poland and with the support of Down County Museum, Mid Antrim Museum and Coleraine Borough Council have developed a travelling exhibition which will open in the Tower Museum on the 18th January 2014 – ‘Treasures of the Middle Ages – Archaeological finds from Poland’.
The objects in this exhibition are the most valuable items from the collections of the State Archaeological Museum in Warsaw. The artefacts display a variety of styles and types of jewellery in use in the early Middle Ages from simple items made from bronze to more decorated items in silver and gold.
The exquisite items shown in this exhibition are unique and historic pieces which display the great artistic skills of early medieval Polish craftsmen.
Plantation: Process, People, Perspectives exhibition
June 2013 - 2015
In 1613 James I issued a new charter to the city. To mark this anniversary and the building of the city walls a new exhibition has been created as part of the re-opening of the Guildhall. It deals with the events leading up to the Plantation and its legacy.
University of Ulster Ulster Scots Lecture Series – Tower Museum
This is a new series of lectures organized by the University of Ulster between July and November 2013, funded by the Ministerial Advisory Group on the Ulster Scots Academy (MAGUS) and the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL).
The lectures look at how Scots crossed the North Channel, Sruthar-na-Mailé, long before the Plantation of Ulster. They will explore the role of Scottish settlers in the northwest of Ulster in the Plantation of Ulster, the Stuart Civil Wars of the 1640s & 1650s, the siege of Derry in 1689, liberal Presbyterianism in the eighteen and nineteenth centuries, emigration from the port at Londonderry, as well as their literary and cultural heritage.
Details of the other lectures will follow on the dates below:
• 21st September 3pm
• 27 September 3pm
• 25 October 7pm
• 8 November 7pm