Tuesday, 19 March 2013

King Arthur's Table goes on display

This post is cross-posted from the Connecting with Collections blog.

Last Friday was a proud day, as the object I re-discovered and am now researching went on display at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science.  Here it is in its new home:


The smaller model is the one I built (see my earlier posts for the full story).  We're displaying both models as an example of research in the Museum, and the work of the Connecting with Collections project.  The glass panel will soon be replaced by a larger one, to allow room for updates on the progress of my research.

This is the second week of the Cambridge Science Festival.  Last Saturday the Whipple Museum had a special opening for Science Saturday, and I gave three short talks about my research, and about medieval astronomy more generally.  The visitors seemed to enjoy getting to grips with the astrolabes!

If you're anywhere near Cambridge, why not go and check out King Arthur's Table?  You can even come back here and leave a comment!  The Museum is open Monday to Friday, 12.30-4.30 p.m, and it's completely free.  There are special tours and object handling sessions this afternoon, and on Friday afternoon - just drop in.

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