Half Way Through!

By adam corsini on 17 Feb 2012

LAARC VIP10 – Weeks 4 & 5

Half Term visitors

We’re at the half way stage of our current Volunteer/Visitor Inclusion Project which not only is the 10th project under our Programme but celebrates 10 years of the Museum of London’s Archaeological Archive & Research Centre.

Archaeology Exposed - Half term fun The Osteology table attracting many visitors

The past two weeks have been excellently manic thanks to the spectacular numbers that have visted pre and during Half-Term. In these two weeks alone we’ve engaged with over 4500 people at our introduction, conservation, osteology, records and finds packing tables.

Object Handling in the foyer Half term finds packing table

But it’s not just numbers we’re interested in. Our brilliant team of 18 volunteers have been on tip-top form, having been sharing their knowledge of various archaeological practices with visitors, enhancing their visitor experience.

Half-term Hands-On: Tuesday Katerina helping some of the younger participants

Over 80 visitors have had a go at being volunteers themselves during our Hands-On Archaeology workshops; identifying, sorting and repacking pottery from 1975’s mighty excavation at Newgate Street. And the result is that over 130 boxes of material from the site are now in a far better packaging condition and far more accessible for research. Thanks everyone!

Our Archaeology Exposed tables being swamped by visitors

We’re receiving some great feedback from our visitors and it’s been great fun for us. And the good news is there’s still time to join in if you haven’t already. We’ll be around in Archaeology in Action for the next 5 weeks until 23rd March. Hope to see you soon.

3 thoughts on “Half Way Through!

  1. Heath says:

    I like idea of interacting during your visit. So much better than looking at articles through a glass cabinet. Archaeology in Action is an event that people of every age can enjoy. Kids won’t get bored!

  2. Adam Corsini says:

    Thanks for your comment Heath. Glad you’re enjoying the project.

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