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The Ocean Between Us – Talk Sat 27 Sept

September 19, 2014

On Saturday 27 September our Big Saturday is Discover The Pacific. This is a day of discovery and exploration for all ages. Inspired by the Museum’s Living Cultures collection, September’s Big Saturday will take you to the South Pacific. Make your own Hawaiian flower lei to wear as you explore the Museum and learn about the fascinating cultures and diverse environments of the Pacific.

As part of this day we’ll be joined byProfessor Karen Sykes, from Manchester University who will talking about her work at 2pm.

The Ocean Between Us

Sat 27 November, 2-4pm

This short talk looks at how the Pacific Ocean links people to each other and to the rest of the world through history. My story begins in Manchester, and ends on the opposite side of the world in an era when the distances separating the people of Oceania and Britain were difficult to comprehend. In the course of the talk we will see how that distance was crossed, and even how the south seas were reimagined as means to connect us.

All activities are free and drop in.

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