First Encounters: New galleries opening weekend

Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
22 - 23 September | 11am - 4pm
Admission: 
Free
Location: 
National Maritime Museum
Season: 
Family fun

Be the first to explore four new galleries and take part in a weekend of workshops, talks, tours, and captivating performances from Beats of Polynesia and Sami singer Torgeir Vassvik.

Saturday

  • Music and dance performances from Beats of Polynesia and Sami musician Torgeir Vassik
  • Performance by Aimee Leonard and choir, as well as an Air for John Rae using his original fiddle loaned from Stromness Museum
  • Family workhops with artists collective Ngati Rangi i Waho, Museum of Imagination and Alice Wilson. Workshops will include weaving, paper-cut animation and drawing Tudor and Stuart objects from touch. 
  • Highlights tours of the new new galleries: Pacific Encounters and Tudor and Stuart Seafarers
  • Find out from co-curators about what they created for the new galleries with short 'hotspot' talks in the galleries
  • Launch of Tamera the Time Traveller - our new charecter encounter for all ages
  • Share your sea stories and memories with the Maritime Memories Machine

In the Queen's House there will also be:

  • Stubbs’ Dingo,  performance lecture with Jessyca Hutchens and Tamara Murdock. 11:30—12:15
  • Cook’s New Clothes, procession to the banks of the Thames with Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll  12:15—13:45
  • The Full Picture: a Long Table Public Conversation 14:20—16:00

The original Portrait of a Large Dog (Dingo) by George Stubbs is available to view in the new Pacific Gallery in the East Wing of the National Maritime Museum.

Sunday

  • Music and dance performances from Beats of Polynesia and Sami singer Torgeir Vassik
  • Family workshops with UK Polar Network and artist Eve Shepherd. Workshops will include science experiements exploring life in the Polar regions and clay casting
  • Highlights tours of the new galleires: Polar Worlds and Sea Things
  • Explore the polar regions through our giant Arctic map
  • Listen to poetry readings with young poets from the Poetry Society, reflecting on climate change in the Polar regions
  • Find out from co-curators what they created for the new galleries with short 'hotspot' talks in the galleries
  • Meet Tamera the Time Traveller to explore the galleries and travel through time

Four new galleries

Our four new galleries at the National Maritime Museum will tell the epic true stories of pioneering global explorers and their encounters with people, places and environments across the world’s oceans.

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