24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
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Talk by Frances McIntosh

Haltwhistle Library Westgate Haltwhistle NE49 0AX

29 Sep 2022

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Delivered by Northumberland Libraries

As part of the their Photographing the Roman Wall: Then and Now project, Northumberland Libraries plan to offer a programme of events celebrating the life and work of the Hexham photographer and archaeologist, John Pattison Gibson.

In recognition of Gibson’s passion and enthusiasm for the Roman Wall and his own archaeological investigations, they are hosting a series of talks on Hadrian’s Wall and the Roman people.

Join Frances McIntosh as she uses the images of J.P. Gibson to re-discover the Edwardian excavations of Coria. Frances is the Collections Curator for Hadrian’s Wall and the North East for English Heritage. Her PhD looked at the Clayton Collection, displayed at Chesters Museum, analysing the archaeology of the objects and the historiography of the collection as a whole. She is a Roman specialist who fell into museums work due to her love of liking to organise things! She has recently been working with the Gibson photographs of the excavations at the Corbridge Roman site, which will be the subject of her talk.

This project has been made possible thanks to a National Lottery Project Grant from Arts Council England.

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