Senses of the past

Interactive activities
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  • Date and time: Saturday 8 February 2020, 2pm to 6pm
  • Location: York Barbican (Map)
  • Audience: Open to the public
  • Admission: Free admission

Event details

Have we always seen things the way we see now? How about how they smelt? Or touched, heard, or tasted? Discover why it's important for art historians to think about how people of the past believed their senses worked. Come along and find out how good your senses are, and have a go at touch painting in clay.

Meet the researchers: Sophie Newton, Department of History of Art, University of York


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Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible