Posts from January 2021

  • 30th January 2021
Bug Busting!

On #BugBustingDay Rhonda, our conservator, shares about this aspect of her role. When I tell people I’ve just met that I am a Conservator, their usual response (after I’ve explained that I repair and stabilise books and paper so they can be handled and read without the danger of them falling apart)  is to say...

  • 26th January 2021
Architectural layers of Wolverhampton

A site in Wolverhampton gave us the opportunity of sharing what we do – only this time Architecture students from the nearby University of Wolverhampton came along to visit. In collaboration with the University and facilitated by City of Wolverhampton Council, some Architecture students were invited to take a tour of the evaluation dig to...

  • 22nd January 2021
Finding out what the Saxons ate

Feeding Anglo-Saxon England (‘FeedSax’) is a highly important project looking at food in the Anglo-Saxon period, and one of our excavations has helped them with their project. FeedSax is an ERC-funded (European Research Council) research project led by Professor Helena Hamerow (Professor of Early Medieval Archaeology, University of Oxford).   The project is researching the impact that...

  • 20th January 2021
New Post – Senior Archivist: Digitisation Strategy

We have an exciting new opportunity to work in digital archives, as we are looking for a Senior Archivist: Digitisation Strategy. This is a new role to fulfil our Digitisation Strategy, bring our digital archive management systems up to the next NDSA Level, advise on the procurement of a DAM system and embed the place...

  • 13th January 2021
Adding a New Layer: 20th Century Heritage in Worcestershire – Public Utilities

Over the past two years Worcestershire’s Historic Environment Record has been working to identify, record and better understand the significance of 20th Century buildings and public places across the County. Many more await discovery and assessment! Funded by Historic England, this project has also aimed to strengthen the public’s awareness and appreciation of ‘everyday’ 20th...