Archaeology Ambassadors celebrate development-led discoveries
Last night Archaeology Ambassadors and guests shared insights into some of our most exciting archaeological discoveries of recent years, through the medium of a display of photographs by Simon Norfolk. Under London, which is on display in the Museum of London’s outdoor display space, presents photos Simon took for a feature on London’s archaeology that appears in the February 2016 edition of National Geographic magazine.
The incredible artefacts photographed were all discovered on development projects, like Crossrail, Plantation Place, The Olympic Park and Motel One, and are a celebration of developer-led archaeology. Read the full article on National Geographic magazine’s website and find out more about some of the items photographed on our blog pages.
Explore some pictures from the evening:
One of the star objects from the photography display was an exquisite Islamic sprinkler. Archaeological conservator Luisa Duarte exhibited the object to our guests and revealed the meticulous work she carried out to conserve the incredibly fragile glass vessel.
As well as getting the inside line on our recent discoveries, our Chief executive, Taryn Nixon, spoke about some of our ambitious plans for the future. Through innovative projects like the Time Truck, soon to hit the road, we aspire to make much more of the incredible knowledge that we unearth. Using the transformative power of archaeology we will continue to help our clients to build strong, sustainable places that work for local communities.
We launched our Research and Community Programme in the prestigious surroundings of the House of Lords.
Our first charity auction raised almost £10,000 to support the Archaeology Traineeship.