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Published 17th Mar 2011

Amazing Stories cover featuring moai (stone head)

A series of special talks and events is being run to accompany the ‘Easter Island, Myths & Popular Culture’ exhibition currently on at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in Middlesbrough.

The exhibition’s curator Dr Ian Conrich, Fellow at the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex, in association with the museum, has gathered some of the leading authorities in their fields to give presentations about aspects of the mysteries and culture of the remote Pacific island.

The next three talks are being given by Dr Conrich. On Friday, March 18 from 3pm-4pm he will give 'An Introduction to Easter Island'. The following Friday, March 25 he will talk on 'Easter Island, Myths & Popular Culture', followed on April 1 by 'Easter Island in Cartoons'.

On April 8 Phil Philo, the museum curator, will talk about 'Captain Cook and Easter Island'.

This will be followed by a family ceramics workshop on Friday, April 15 with sessions running from 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm.

There will be special events over the Easter holidays.

In May there will be two films shown including Rapa Nui, made in 1994 and based on Easter Island legends. This will be followed by further talks and film shows into June.

Exhibition information

Easter Island,Myths, & Popular Culture is on at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum 5 March - 4 September 2011.

The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum is located in Stewart Park, Marton in Middlesbrough Postcode: TS7 8AT. Tel: 01642 311211

Accessibility information for the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum has 2 lifts that allow for wheelchair and pram access to every floor in the museum.

There is an orange disabled badge holder’s parking bay at the front of the museum. Access to this car park is via The Grove entrance to Stewart Park.

A wheelchair is available for use by visitors. Prior notice is preferred.

A disabled toilet is located on the ground floor.

Useful links

The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Easter Island on wikipedia


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