Half Way Through!February 17, 2012 Archaeology, Archaeology in Action, LAARC, LAARC VIP, Volunteers
LAARC VIP10 – Weeks 4 & 5
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.