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LOCKDOWN FUN: St Albans Museums moves activities online 

 Published on: 19th January 2021   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

St Albans Museums are offering a new way for audiences to engage with the collections and exhibitions while the buildings remain closed.

They are now hosting a series of online talks and workshops for all ages. 

Kicking off the museum’s talk series will be curator David Thorold who shares his knowledge of the Roman Coins of Verulamium. 

People can join him on February 3 to discover the significance of the roman coins on display. 

He will explore how coins were used not only for payment but also as a source of propaganda and news of the Roman Empire. 

Another talk in the coming months is Automata and the Artists on February 10, a discussion with the director of Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, the company behind the museum’s latest automata exhibition.

 In March, there will be a panel discussion with members of the local Jewish community who have been working on an exhibition to go on display at St Albans Museum + Gallery. 

For those looking for something interactive to do, families can spend time together making wonderful creations inspired by the exhibitions. 

The museum is also running one of its automata workshops just for adults.

Cllr Anthony Rowlands, portfolio holder for leisure, heritage and the public realm at St Albans City and District Council, said: “When everyone is being encouraged to stay at home, it is more important than ever that there are things to keep our minds active and engaged. 

“These events provide an excellent opportunity to expand your knowledge and get creative from the comfort of your sofa.” 

For details of all the events, as well as prices and how to book, please visit St Albans Museum’s website stalbansmuseums.org.uk/whats-on

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