'Object of the Month' Talks

Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DD

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  • 1981 _Women_s Rights_ Handkerchief
  • Object of the Month, a _ring_ from the Grosvenor Museum
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  • Object of the Month, a _ring_ from the Grosvenor Museum

Chester’s Grosvenor Museum will be once again staging a year-long series of ‘Object of the Month’ talks starting from 12 January that will throw light on Cheshire’s fascinating history. The free talks are aimed at attracting a lunch-time audience between 1-1.30pm in the museum’s historic lecture theatre located within the museum at 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester. The talks will give a unique insight into the unfolding work of West Cheshire Museum’s curators and Archaeology Officer – much of whose work in preserving the history of West Cheshire and the collections of its four museums takes place ‘behind the scenes’. Booking is not required. For further information go to westcheshiremuseums.co.uk 


12 January – ‘Jack-of-Plate’ body armour by Julie Edwards, Archaeology Officer 

To celebrate the Grosvenor Museum’s on-going exhibition about Chester’s unique Rows, the object for January is a remarkable and unusual object found on Chester’s Rows – a type of 16th century body armour known as a ‘Jack of Plate’. The talk will reveal the archaeological teamwork and research that went into its discovery.  


9 February, ‘Romance in Chester’ by Liz Montgomery, Senior Curator, West Cheshire Museums 

With Valentine’s day a key feature of the month, February’s lunchtime talk will focus on some of the more romantic objects in the Grosvenor Museums collections, including some of its fine collection of Victorian Valentine cards as well as much earlier romantic love tokens designed to set the heart a-flutter. 


9 March, ‘University of Chester - new Treasure acquisitions’ by History students from the University of Chester  

Grosvenor Museum has a close relationship with the University of Chester and often features work from staff and students. In the March talk, the museum will be joined by students from the University of Chester who will be presenting their research on some of the museum’s newest treasure acquisitions. 


6 April, ‘Women’s Rights and the 1981 handkerchief’, by Poppy Garrett, Assistant Curator, West Cheshire Museums  

April’s talk will explore the history of the women’s rights movement in Britain through the lens of a satirical handkerchief from the Grosvenor Museum’s collection. Inscribed ‘Woman’s rights and what came of it’, the handkerchief depicts Victorian imaginings of what society might look like in 100 years if women were given the vote.  

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Opening Times

‘Women’s Rights and the 1981 handkerchief’, by Poppy Garrett, Assistant Curator, West Cheshire Museums (6 Apr 2023)
Thursday13:00 - 13:30



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Tel: 01244 972197

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