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Balloon Debate: Victorian Masters Revisited
- 4 March 2015 7-9pm
Join Alison Smith (Tate Britain), Stephen Wildman (University of Lancaster) and Christopher Newall, independent scholar and curator, as they discuss the relative merits of the Victorian Masters featured in A Victorian Obsession.
An entertaining and enlightening evening chaired by art historian Colin Cruise that will shed light on the exhibition and its artists; not only as individuals but also as part of a bigger picture. The debate will conclude with questions from the floor and a show of hands - which artist will win the public's vote? Book sale and signing at the end of the evening.
Doors open at 6:30pm
Tickets: £20; ticket includes entry to A Victorian Obsession exhibition & wine reception
‘Official Squeamishness’: The Air Ministry and the Bomber Offensive of the Second World War
- 19 March 2015
As part of the RAF Museum's new Research Programme, Air Commodore (ret’d) Dr Peter Gray will speak on ‘‘Official Squeamishness’: The Air Ministry and the Bomber Offensive of the Second World War’. This lecture forms part of The Trenchard Lectures in Air Power Studies that are held in conjunction with the Royal Aeronautical Society and the University of Wolverhampton.
This lecture is free of charge however; we do ask that you pre-book a free ticket, as seats are limited. Booking is quick and easy, we just need some basic contact information.
- 1 April — 1 March 2015
Edinburgh International Science Festival family events
- 4 — 19 April 2015
Enter the 'Ideas Factory' and explore activities for the whole family around the museum, including drop-in events and shows from the University of Edinburgh.
- Family friendly
Pricing dependent on specific event
A Museum in a Classroom
Most people collect and display something in their lives. It might be a collection of family snaps stuck into an album, or holiday souvenirs arranged on a mantlepiece, assembled and displayed without any thought of being a 'collector'. But in the past, and occasionally today, private collections have often formed the basis of new museums.
Developing a museum in the classroom - or at home - is a valuable cross-curricular project which can be linked to the National Curriculum through most subjects, and at all levels.