Exhibitions

Center East Wall Armour
A display of c. 1600 armour reflecting European arsenals


The following images show a range of specific details of armour including videos of the movement of a few pieces.

Detailed images of Armour and videos Detailed images of some 16th c. rivet heads

The collection is shared on the web to allow for remote education. We also host in person educational experiences for schools, universities and reenactment events. Most of these occur in central North Carolina, but we have worked with groups to arrange for presentations in other parts of the country. If you are interested, please contact us.

Exhibitions and presentations for Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill North Carolina.

Exhibition of Reproductions Carol Woods Lecture, June 17, 2005

An example of the items that are used for presentations to local middle schools as part of the unit studying the Middle Ages. We have presented over many years and in several schools in multiple school districts. The normal session provides a quick survey of the development of armour from the 11th through the 16th centuries and it can be extended as needed. We use brass rubbings, manuscript illustrations and woodcuts in addition to reproduction and a few antique pieces as part of the presentation. The collection includes several child-sized armours that were made as halloween costumes, so they provide examples that are the same size as the students.

School presentation to 6th graders in association with the Medieval unit in Social Studies - March 2011.

Small, in person study sessions for armourers and collectors designed to allow for in depth discussion of a set of specifically chosen pieces which illustrate aspects of the design and craft of armour.

Study Session - Armour Research Society Study Session - Feb. 2010 Study Session - April 2011
Study Session - May 2012 Study Session - 2013 Study Session - June 2014
Study Session - October 2015 Study Session - November 2016

In person sessions for the Duke Focus program. The program allows first semester students to learn about a wide range of topics in small working sessions with experts and items. Our sessions are part of the Scientists, Artists and Merchants in Renaissance Europe cluster.

A short presentation for the Duke Focus session Oct. 25, 2015 A short presentation for the Duke Focus session Sept. 19, 2016

Sessions arranged in association with other groups.

Exhibitition of Armour Oct. 3, 2009 for the University of Atlantia SCA Exhibitition and presentation at ConTemporal June 2012
Items chosen for the Texas Hammerfext 2012 Items selected for display and discussion at the ULA meeting in Asheville NC Nov. 2016

If you have questions, contact Wade Allen

This page last updated August 2017

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