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Wildlife photography and Art and archaeology in the ancient Mediterranean world courses

December 19, 2013

In January there are two new courses for adults – a day course on Wildlife photography and a ten week, WEA course on Art and archaeology in the ancient Mediterranean world

Saturday 11 January : Wildlife Photography Course
A rare opportunity to photograph Manchester Museum’s frogs and reptiles with professional wildlife photographer Chris Mattison.

This one day course will be conducted over 7 hours: 10 – 5 including breaks (tea and coffee included). It combines some classroom theory with a main practical session using live amphibians from the Museum’s Vivarium. This course offers a unique opportunity to photograph the extremely rare frogs normally housed behind the scenes at Manchester Museum, under the direct supervision of professional wildlife photographer and author Chris Mattison & Andrew Gray, our Curator of Herpetology.

Phyllomedusa tomopterna, from the Vivarium at The Manchester Museum (c) Chris Mattison

Please note: The course is aimed at people who already have a digital single lens reflex camera (DSLR) or similar and have some good knowledge of how to use it. Point and shoot compact cameras are not suitable for this course. Each workshop will have a maximum of 12 participants.

For more details about the day check out Andrew Gray’s frog blog or visit the University events calendar.

Starts 15 Jan 2.45-4.45pm for 10 weeks; Art and archaeology in the ancient Mediterranean world

An insight into the lives of the people of the many ancient cultures that flourished around the Mediterranean before the arrival of the Roman Empire. We’ll link places and artefacts to put flesh on the bones of Canaanites, Minoans, Philistines, Carthaginians and as well as the Greeks, and examine their achievements and legacies. This course is being run by the WEA.

Book: or 0151 243 5340 £62/unwaged free, adults

Price: £62/unwaged free

To find out more about Ancient Worlds at the Museum check out the blog by Bryan Sitch, our curator of Archaeology.

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