The huge variety of materials used by different civilisations in art and everyday life is the focus of the globe at the Ashmolean Museum.
Each Renaissance Globe Project event takes a different material or set of materials, and offers families the chance to visit a handling table of real museum objects, as well as explore the Museum to find objects from different parts of the world that use these materials in their construction. Inspired by what they find, families are then asked to create drawings which are hung on the frame of the globe.
Metals - Family, drop-in; 1 August 2012
Spices, tea, coffee and ceramics - Family, drop-in; 2 August 2012
Wood, Leather and Lacquer - Family, drop-in; 15 August 2012
Ivory, Shell and Silk - Family, drop-in; 16 August 2012
Seas and Oceans - Family, drop-in; 27 August 2012
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