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Modern Art - Ancient Inspiration

From an article by David Prudames, published on on 19th November 2004:
Written in Stone?, on show at the Museum of Antiquities in Newcastle until January 8 2005, presents a series of colourful contemporary cast glass sculptures on display alongside fragments of ancient rock carvings.

Taking their inspiration from their Northumbrian ancestors, the modern work was created by a group of young people from Greenfield School, Newton Aycliffe.

"This is a really unusual project which has reaped enormous benefits, both for the schoolchildren and for the museum," explained Lindsay Allason-Jones, Director of Archaeological Museums at Newcastle University.

"We jumped at the opportunity to get involved, because we saw this as a way of engaging people all around the region with our collections, and it has also enabled us to creatively display this exciting new work alongside our existing exhibits, giving them a new dimension too."
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Kammer Posted by Kammer
22nd November 2004ce
Edited 22nd November 2004ce

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