Mary Beard’s Bronze Age Museum

The Art Newspaper says: ‘Mary Beard’s Bronze Age “museum” at Frieze London last year drew crowds who were fascinated by the display of “artefacts” on the Hauser & Wirth stand. The presentation, co-developed by the esteemed professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, is now on show at the Firstsite gallery in Colchester (Bronze Age c. 3500-AD2018; 17 March-28 October). Sally Shaw, the director of Firstsite, visited the Bronze Age presentation at Frieze and then approached the gallery about re-staging the booth. “Bronze Age is an extraordinary collection of works and objects put together with great skill, humor and attention to detail—right down to the slightly grubby carpet tiles and greying plug sockets,” Shaw told us.’

Leave a Comment