Treasure of the Month: Composite Armour for the Field and Tournament, Parts variously Augsburg c. 1525-35; Landshut c. 1530-5; North German, possibly Brunswick, c. 1540
It may look fearsome, but this armour was never worn as it is now. Made up of parts from different places, it was probably put together in Paris in the 19th century. Several of the pieces are very fine examples of the Renaissance armourer's art; looking closely at their form and decoration offers us a glimpse of their fascinating story.
Talks: Tobias Capwell, 10 and 28 May at 1pm
Free, no need to book. Talks in the galleries are strictly limited to 25 people with places allocated on a first come first served basis.