‘Get Foody at Abingdon Museum’
Get foody at Abingdon Museum with a week of events and exhibitions. Take the heritage food trail leading to a 4,000 year old piece of bread! Hear about Grinling Gibbons in the talk ‘Fruits of the mirror’ and why not join the crafting crew for the kids’ activity.
HODs Festival Programme at Abingdon Museum
Exhibition: Attic Gallery from 11th to 19th September 2021.
Special exhibition of Buns at the Museum, a history of throwing buns, the ‘Mummy Bread’ and other food related items.
Saturday 11th at 11 am at the Museum Sessions Gallery.
‘Fruits of the Mirror’ by Elin Bornemann about Grinling Gibbons. She describes his inspirations and practice in front of the stunning mirror in our collection explaining the use of fruit and vegetables in his carving. The talk will be recorded and streamed again on Saturday 18th in the Attic Gallery and at 11 am on the Museum’s Facebook page.
Saturday 18th September – all day events
Museum Crafting Activity from 10:30am to 3:30 pm
Find out about ‘Food Through the Ages’ in a handling session with Roman, Saxon and Medieval artefacts, then make a colourful collage on a paper plate with shapes of all your favourite modern food!
Location: Attic Gallery
- 11am: ‘Fruits of the Mirror’ by Elin Bornemann about Grinling Gibbons. She describes his inspirations and practice in front of the stunning mirror in our collection explaining the use of fruit and vegetables in his carving.
- Archaeologist Roger Thomas talks about the archaeology of food and farming and about of some of the things archaeologists find out about what people ate in the past and the different ways to discover it.
The talks will be live streamed on the Museum Facebook page and through the Attic monitor in the museum.
To view the talk online please link to Abingdon Museum Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/abingdonmuseum
The Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 4 pm and during the HODs festival families can take the ‘Trencher Trail’ – leading to the 4000 year old ‘mummy bread’ from Thebes, never before exhibited, and find the buns hidden in the permanent museum displays.