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The Lewis Chessmen: Unmasked

11th September 2010
A major interdisciplinary seminar at the National Museum of Scotland to coincide with their current exhibition of over 30 chess pieces from the collections of the National Museums Scotland and the British Museum.  The seminar will feature recent research into the origins, history and making of the Lewis Chessmen.  Further details can be found at http://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/national_museum/special_exhibitions/lewis_chessmen_tour/tour_details.aspx

The chessmen will be on display at the National Museum of Scotland until Sun 19 Sept 2010, Aberdeen Art Gallery from 7th Oct to 8th Jan 2011, Shetland Museum and Archives from 29th Jan to 27 March 2011 and finally at the Museum nan Eilean, Stornoway, from 15th Apr to 12th Sept 2011.


Hunterian Museum new ivory exhibition

Ivory: Treasures from the Odontological Collection

Inner Hall - Levy Case exhibition, College entrance hallThe Royal College of Surgeons of England 
35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE

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The Odontological Collection at The Royal College of Surgeons contains over 250 ivory specimens, the majority of which are of zoological interest. This small exhibition includes a variety of specimens from terrestrial and marine mammals that have teeth or tusks large enough to be classed as ‘ivory’. From the extinct woolly mammoth to the elusive narwhal, these rarely seen items are on display for a limited period. Also included are a selection of historical medical instruments and dentures fashioned from ivory. The exhibition is free.
Open Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm