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Friday 21 February 2020
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Friday 21 February 2020
Times: 19:00 - 21:30  
Price:   Booking essential, tel: 01493 743930 Museum Pass Holders £4, Adult £5

01493 743930
Special Evening Talk and Tour: British Tattoo Art Revealed

From tattooed Bronze age hunter gatherers, through Roman Britons, medieval pilgrims, Georgian sailors and Victorian aristocrats, to the flappers of the 1920s and gay middle class men in the 1980s, Dr Matt Lodder will guide you through an illustrated lecture telling the untold story of tattooing in the West. Far from a recent phenomenon, imported from far-away lands and only newly trendy, close attention to historical sources reveals a rich, ever-present set of tattooing cultures and subcultures which reflect and respond to dominant forms of art making, cultural norms, and shifting fashions." By Dr Matt Lodder, Director of American Studies and lecturer in art history at the University of Essex. NOTE: THIS WILL BE THE SAME TALK AS THE DAYTIME ONE BUT WILL INCLUDE A CHANCE TO GO AROUND THE EXHIBITION GALLERY WITH DR. LODDER AND ASK QUESTIONS.