LAARC VIP7: Volunteer Profile – AndyNovember 17, 2010 Archaeology, Archaeology in Action, LAARC VIP, Volunteer Profile, Volunteers
Each week during our Volunteer Inclusion Project (VIP), we post Volunteer Profiles to let you know a little more about the wonderful volunteers that assist the museum. Today, it’s Andy.
1. When did you join the volunteer programme and why?
This is my first involvement in the VIP programme run by LAARC – I have been a volunteer at MOL in the Centre for Human Bioarchaeology (CHB) for 4 ½ years. I’m working on the skeletal material for the VIP7 project from GPO75.
2. What was your most memorable day whilst volunteering?
Being nominated for and winning 2nd place in the London Volunteer Awards in Summer 2009. It made me feel truly involved.
3. What was your favourite object you discovered whilst volunteering?
A hip joint with terrible osteoarthritis and dislocation – fascinating!
4. What’s your favourite part of the museum?
The rotunda store. Everything we do out there makes a difference, as it’s such a big space to organise.
5. Upper galleries or lower galleries?
7. Favourite Londoner?
8. Mortimer Wheeler or Indiana Jones?
9. If you could dig anywhere in the world, where would you excavate?
10. What’s next for you after this project?
Work in commercial archaeology.