Archaeopteryx Exhibition

A JURASSIC HERITAGE EXHIBITION in collaboration with Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales at The Old College

15 February - 21 April 2017

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm

The centrepiece of the exhibition will be the Archaeopteryx with its 1m wing span, claws and sharp teeth.

Dating from the late Jurassic period, around 150 million years ago, it is believed to be the link between prehistoric dinosaurs and the modern bird.

On loan from National Museum Wales, complemented by fossils from the University’s own collections and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the exhibition opens on 14 February and runs until 21 April 2017 and includes half-term and the Easter holidays.

The University is also working closely with Ceredigion Museum to provide onsite 'touch the heritage' sessions for families.

360o Video of the Archaeopteryx Exhibition

Events supporting this exhibition:

March 2017

 

April 2017

 

Wednesday 5 April.

6pm - 8pm

Creative Writing Workshop. Rachel Skaggs - Archaeopteryx Exhibiton - Fantasy?

 

Saturday 8 April.

2pm - 4pm.

Creative Writing Workshop. Richard Henson

 

Monday 10 April.

1pm - 3pm.

Holiday Workshop - Clay modelling. In collaboration with Aberystwyth Arts Centre

 

Tuesday 11 April.

1pm - 3pm.

Holiday Workshop - Clay modelling. In collaboration with Aberystwyth Arts Centre

 

Wednesday 12 April.

1pm - 3pm

Holiday Workshop - Clay modelling. In collaboration with Aberystwyth Arts Centre

 

Thursday 13 April

10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm.

Wire Sculpture Workshop - Create your own curious prehistoric bird out of wire - what will yours look like? In Collaboration with Ceredigion Museum

 

Meet at Penglais Reception at 11am & 3pm

Dr Ian Scott, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) Aberystwyth University, will organise a palaeo-botanical session in the Botany Gardens Glasshouse, which contains plant lineages that were abundant in the Jurassic (cycads, clubmosses, horsetails, giant ferns).

 

Saturday 15 April

10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm.

Crafty Curiosity! - Create a mini Cabinet of Curiosities inspired by the amazing Archaeopteryx and other fossils! In Collaboration with Ceredigion Museum

 

Easter Monday 7 April

11am - National Library of Wales

Film: Gogwana (30 mins) PG

Come and enjoy the animated film about the socially inept cavemen and his family in a fantasy prehistoric Stone Age environment, and their adventures. This critically acclaimed film has won several international awards.

Free admission by ticket - www.llgc.org.uk

 

Tuesday 18 April.

10am -12pm & 1pm - 3pm

Holiday Workshop - Screen print a bag. In collaboration with Aberystwyth Arts Centre

 

Wednesday 19 April.

10am -12pm & 1pm-3pm

Holiday Workshop - Clay modelling. In collaboration with Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

  

All workshops will take place at The Old College, unless otherwise stated.

THE OLD COLLEGE, Aberystwyth University, King Street, Aberystwyth, SY23 2AX