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STRATA: Layered Histories, Imagined Futures

The Lab – part of Curated & Created


Explore the Lab at Nottingham Castle and discover the layers of history found in our built environment – from the city's Lace Market to the Hawara Pyramid in Egypt. Digital scans and geophysical surveys brings these hidden histories to life, alongside a new artistic commission by Bruce Asbestos.

  • From: Thursday 2 September 2021, 10 am
  • To: Sunday 10 October 2021, 6 pm
  • Location: Nottingham Castle, Lenton Road, Nottingham, NG1 6EL
  • Cost: General admission to Nottingham Castle
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Head to Nottingham Castle to explore STRATA in the Lab, a space programmed in collaboration with NTU.

This exhibition reveals the hidden histories of towns, cities and landscapes, and within them the stories of people and communities – how they have lived over the decades, centuries and millennia.

Based on the ongoing research of NTU's Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage, led by Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem, STRATA makes full use of digital technologies to dig deep into the layers of history found in our built environment.

Learn about the life and times of the Lace Market – a thriving, ever-changing area in Nottingham city centre. Then travel through space and time to 840 BCE Egypt and the wonders of the Hawara Pyramid and its labyrinthine complex. Scans and surveys conducted over recent years have charted the original layout of this ancient archaeological site, helping us to understand why the pyramid was built and where the artefacts discovered there were originally placed.

You'll also find a new artistic commission from NTU alumnus and local artist Bruce Asbestos. Made using scans of Nottingham Castle's Art Gallery before its recent renovation, Bruce's work presents both a creative throwback to the past and simultaneously a new virtual space.

Visitor information

Visit the Nottingham Castle website for opening times, ticket prices and purchases, and travel information.

If you're an NTU student or staff member, you may be eligible for a 10% discount on your ticket. Find out more and how to book on the student newsroom or staff newsroom.

Location details


Nottingham Castle
Lenton Road

Travel Info:

Visit the Nottingham Castle website for travel information.

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