Coming to America

Last Wednesday we opened our very latest temporary exhibition Warriors of the Plains: 200 years of Native North American honour and ritual. The exhibition is on tour from the British Museum and is with us until early November 2013. Alongside the British Museum objects we also have some of our own wonderful Native North American objects including clubs, a tomahawk, pipe-stem, pipe bag and headdress. For more information about the exhibition visit http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/past_exhibitions/2010/warriors_of_the_plains.aspx

Warriors of the Plains. Manchester Museum. 2013.

Warriors of the Plains. Manchester Museum. 2013.

Staying with Native North America we’ve also loaned an Iroquois club and axe-head to the Bowes Museum near Durham. The objects have taken pride of placeĀ in the exhibition Jeremiah Dixon: Scientist, Surveyor and Stargazer which is on until early October 2013. For more information visit http://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/exhibitions%20and%20events/exhibitions/forthcoming/261/

Iroquois club and axe-head on display at the Bowes Museum. Manchester Museum Living Cultures collection. 2013.

Iroquois club and axe-head on display at the Bowes Museum. Manchester Museum Living Cultures collection. 2013.

Both exhibitions are a must!