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DECAY: Time, Objects & Destruction

DECAY: Time, Objects & Destruction

Archaeology Museum

Find out about the hidden world of decay in museums through this exhibition looking at the effects of time on objects.

How can water destroy glass? Why do we not have much iron from the Iron Age? Why should I brush my teeth twice each day?

The key is TIME.

Find out about the hidden world of decay in museums through this exhibition looking at the effects of time on objects.

A new exhibition goes on display this summer at Durham University’s Museum of Archaeology, in Palace Green Library. Created by the MA Museum and Artefact students ‘Decay: Time, Objects & Destruction’ showcases the impact of time on objects.

DECAY explores the interesting effect that time can have on museum objects. The exhibition aims to showcase the different stages of object decay by looking at various types of materials, including leather, glass and iron. Objects from the local area are integrated into the existing 'Living on the Hills' gallery to show the impact of decay and explain the scientific process behind it.

DECAY also looks to the future to see what the effect of times are on modern artefacts – such as mobile phones, plastics and toys, to ask: what will these objects look like in 500 years?

Information

Archaeology Museum

Palace Green Library
Palace Green
Durham
DH1 3RN

Contact Details

Tel: 0191-334 2932
Email: archaeology.museum@durham.ac.uk
Suitable for ages: All ages
Event Cost: Free entry


Dates

From 2017-08-21 - 2017-10-29

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