Engaging with the public.

74158_sf1208_42This week has been really busy. As well as my daily work load of identifying and recording objects, I have been helping out with festival events.

On Wednesday my boss,  Helen Sharp, and I were at Harborough museum in Market Harborough. We showed 73 visitors the wonderful Anglo-Saxon grave goods found at West Langton, during and after a Time Team dig in 2012. The objects include this fabulous ‘Bow tie’ brooch, many cruciform brooches and lots of glass and amber beads.

We also had children making their own bead necklaces complete with gold card bracteates, based on our two fabulous ones from Melton Mowbray. These can be seen at Melton Carnegie Museum or read my blog about them  here

Today I am preparing for a finds day at Charnwood Museum in Loughborough tomorrow, where I will be ably assisted by members of the Loughborough Coin and Search Society. I will be on hand to identify and record anything that people may have found and brought along. We will have archaeological objects to handle and the club members will be showing off some of their metal detected finds. People can have a go with a detector and we will be advising them  on best practice and encouraging them to record their finds with the PAS.