Sunday 1 March 2015, 11.00-16.00 Samsung Digital Discovery Centre Free, booking essential
Explore objects from around the Museum, then build your own interactive version using the cutting-edge Arduino toolkit to bring your project alive. This session is run by Codasign. Includes 60 mins for lunch (not provided). 13-18 participants must bring a signed permission form. This can be downloaded from the website. This workshop is suitable for ages 13-15.
Saturday 25 April 2015, 10.00-16.00 Sackler Rooms £35, Members/concessions £25
Historians understand a great deal about Indian Ocean trade networks but know far less about the people who were involved. Join Corinne Fowler, Director of the University of Leicester’s Centre for New Writing, and Harry Whitehead, critically acclaimed author of the historical novel The Cannibal Spirit, to investigate Museum objects and use them to imagine the lives of sailors, merchants, farmers and thieves. Explore deals won and lost, shipwrecks, monsoons, and much more. Uniting writing craft with rigorous research techniques, practise developing authentic, satisfying historical fiction. All levels welcome.