Tesserae Box Insert
Classics and Ancient History
University of Exeter
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This is an explanatory insert put into cases which each contained an individual ‘tesserae’. These tesserae were returned to their designers after they had been cut from the Tessera Hospitalis sculpture (displayed at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea), which was made as part of the AHRC-funded 'Future Memory in Place' project. This project united visual art and ancient history through contemporary landscape painting and research on migration in the ancient world, archaeology, manuscripts, objects, journeys, uncharted maps and music. It was enacted through school workshops and community gatherings around Swansea, and gave over 2,500 school pupils the opportunity to learn about how people relate to the place where they live or have lived, and how memories and the experience of migration can be expressed in art.