Qld: Glass in the Ancient World


Event Details


What clues can artefacts reveal about our past? Celebrate National Archaeology Week 2017 with the special Meet our Curator sessions at the Queensland Museum. View up close unique artefacts from the Museum’s archaeology collection, discover how archaeologists reconstruct human activity from fragments left behind and find out about research currently being conducted by museum archaeologists.

Date: 1-2pm every day from Monday 15 May to Friday 19 May 2017
Location: Discovery Centre, Level 3, Queensland Museum, cnr Grey & Melbourne, South Bank, South Brisbane
More information: http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/Events+and+Exhibitions/Events/2017/05/National+Archaeology+Week#.WPPVXlKB2Rs

On Thursday 18 May:

Glass in the Ancient World with Dave Parkhill

Glass was used throughout the Roman world, with various uses and methods of manufacturing. With colours ranging from clear to vivid blues or other bright colours, Roman glass can be seen as entirely functional yet exquisite objects.   Join Dave Parkhill as he showcases examples of Roman glass from the Queensland Museum Archaeology Collection.