Lines of Sight: W G Sebald's East Anglia


10 May 2019 - 5 January 2020


Free with admission price



Disabled visitors / Blue Badge parking / Parking / Dogs / Multi-sensory / Virtual tours / Audio enscribed / Braille / Staff on hand 

Opening times:

Mon  Sat: 10am – 4.30pm 
Sun: 1 – 4.30pm 

An exhibition celebrating the work of the author W G Sebald on the 75th anniversary of his birth, in collaboration with The University of East Anglia

This unprecedented exhibition brings together a diverse selection of celebrated artworks, curious objects, archive material and the author’s own, unseen photographs to tell the story behind the creation of one of East Anglia’s most famous literary masterpieces, The Rings of Saturn (1995).

From the mystery of Sir Thomas Browne’s skull to the secret landscapes of the Cold War, from the ghostly vessels of the vanished herring fleets to intricate pattern books of Norwich silk weavers, this exhibition gathers the threads of Sebald’s enigmatic text to present a uniquely poetic visual portrait of East Anglia that will appeal to both those familiar and new to his work.

Exhibition Talks, 2.30 – 3.30pm, unless otherwise stated:

Photographic Reverie: Walking Through Sebald's 'The Rings of Saturn'
Tuesday 12 November

Guy Moreton, University of Southampton

Thomas Browne’s Retreat to Earth
Friday 22 November (Please note the change of date for this event)
Professor Claire Preston, Queen Mary University (London)

In Sebald's Footsteps: a Guide to the Suffolk Coast Path
Tuesday 26 November

Alistair Grieve, University of East Anglia

The Silk Moth and its Undoing
Tuesday 3 December

Tony Irwin, Norfolk Museums Service