Tuesday 17 September: Collections in Focus talk
Museum Volunteer Rosemary Pemberton will be giving a talk entitled ‘Pitt Rivers: Museum Director and Entertainer at Rushmore’, which will explore how Pitt Rivers had another vision for his large estate, aside from the archaeology. He was committed to public education and collected thousands of items from English ceramics to Benin bronzes for his museum at Farnham. He put on entertainments at the ‘Larmer Grounds’ as inducements. Using some documents from Salisbury Museum archives, this talk will look at another aspect of this interesting man and what happened to his land and collections after he died.
Thursday 17 October and Tuesday 22 October: Volunteer Coffee Mornings
Adrian Green, the Museum Director, will be giving a talk entitled ‘Salisbury Museum for Future Generations: Heritage Fund Success’. Come along and hear about our exciting plans to re-develop the museum following our successful bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund. We would also love to hear what you think about our proposed plans.
There is no need to RSVP for either of the above talks. Please just turn up on the day.