Ancient Wessex News and Information
Ancient Wessex News and Information

DANEBURY – Past and Present Footsteps exhibition

Andover Museum and Museum of the Iron Age open a new exhibition DANEBURY – Past and Present Footsteps on view 8 June until 17 July 2022.

DANEBURY – Past and Present Footsteps brings together over 12 local artists and craftspeople as well as artefacts from the extensive collections HCT cares for to highlight the ongoing relationship that the Iron Age hill fort – first established in around 550 BC – enjoys with people in the Test Valley.

Included in the exhibition will be work by painters, textile artists, ceramists, weavers, sculptors, jewellers, photographers and more. All pieces will reflect aspects of the hill fort or be inspired by the artists’ own personal relationships with the site.

Working closely together, museum staff and volunteers and the artists will be creating an experience for all the family – there will be special trails and other activities for younger visitors as well as weekend events planned to run alongside the exhibition.

Local textile artists Sarah Maddison and Annette Hobbs, together with painter Keith Pattison, are coordinating the artists taking part, many of whom will be new to the museum gallery.

Archaeologists first began to explore the Iron Age earthworks over 50 years ago and, over 18 seasons, they continued to discover more remarkable finds and learned more about the Celtic community that lived and farmed there. Part of Andover Museum is now dedicated to Iron Age life and exhibits include some of the finest from the 20,000 objects discovered at Danebury.

Admission to the exhibition and Andover Museum and the Museum of the Iron Age is free with donations welcome. Some of the items in the exhibition will be available to purchase.

Museum, exhibition, café and gift shop opening times are 10.00-16.00 Wednesday to Sunday.

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Sarah Maddison Hampshire Cultural Trust

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