Discover treasures from the University of Cumbria’s special collections, including artist John Bratby’s controversial painting of the crucifixion and Dame Barbara Hepworth’s ‘Winged Figure’ as part of the Heritage Open Day (Sept 7-9) annual festival of history and culture.
The event at the university’s Lancaster campus is part of a series of activities celebrating the University of Cumbria's 10th Anniversary.
Tours to be held over three days will include an exploration of the architecture of the St Martin’s Chapel, College Main and the Harold Bridges Library. Items from the university archive will also be on display.
The university occupies barracks used by the King's Own Royal Regiment and although converted to accommodate the demands of 21st century Peter Donnelly, curator of the Kings Own Royal Regiment Museum, will be leading tours around the site.
“Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers,” Julie Brown, 10th anniversary project manager. “This weekend we’re delighted to be joining other places across the country in throwing open our doors to celebrate heritage, our community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences for no charge.”