10:30 am - 1:00 pm
|Where||St Sidwell’s Centre|
|Tutors||Helen Sims, Vicky Jimenez and Chris Smart|
This course is for anyone who would like to handle ancient objects and contribute to cataloguing archaeological artefacts so that future generations can learn from them.
Fragments of the Past: Archiving Objects for the Future Pottery is the most common artefact found on archaeological excavations. It fulfilled many roles mostly for storing, cooking and eating food. A pottery vessel can be the most humble or elaborate of objects that connects us with both the potter and the person who used it. We can learn many things from these fragments today, but the future may see different ways of interpreting their scientific value, purpose and meaning and so museums need to record them for future generations. Come along to this course and help mark and catalogue collections of pottery for long-term archiving in local museums. The process is peaceful, almost meditative, yet provides an opportunity to discuss the lives of these objects and reflect on our own.