Vindolanda Trust - Friday, March 14, 2014
As we prepare to get started on the excavations this year I am giving a free public lecture on Vindolanda in the local town of Haltwhistle. All are welcome, if you can come along and get a preview of what we will be up to this year. :-)
Posted by Andrew Birley at 10:09 am
Vindolanda Trust - Friday, February 07, 2014
As I type this blog piece I am acutely aware that there are only 7 weeks until the beginning of the 2014 excavation season at Vindolanda and the countdown is well and truly underway.
This week saw the Vindolanda Trust welcome new members of staff to the customer services team and there was intensive training of all staff ahead of the opening of Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum 7 days a week from this Saturday (8th February). Full opening times for 2014 are available at www.vindolanda.com (the link is in the left-hand column of the blog) and we are all looking forward to welcoming visitors to both sites on a daily basis in 2014!
Vindolanda Trust - Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Everyone at Vindolanda is involved in the big storage reshuffle. Today the Samian collection and much of the pottery excavated at Vindolanda in more than forty excavation seasons has been relocated to the newly renovated storage facility at Codley Gate Farm.
Patricia, Andrew and Colin with the new work benches
The work spaces are located close to the finds in order to make it easy to access parts of the Vindolanda collections for research and further work.
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Vindolanda Trust - Friday, January 17, 2014
Barbara cleaning the weapons at Vindolanda
In January of every year, the Vindolanda Trust museum staff and volunteers carry out the museums’ annual cleaning programme. The cases are opened and every artefact is checked to make sure that there are no signs decomposition and then the case are cleaned and hovered. Special care is taken with the incredibly fragile organic artefacts. The glass doors are also cleaned inside and out to make sure the visitors will get the best possible view of the artefacts.
Barbara cleaning the glass on the wall of shoes case at Vindolanda
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Vindolanda Trust - Thursday, January 02, 2014
The newly consolidated water tank has now filled up and is overflowing nicely into its associated aqueduct. Watching the water bubbling up from the ground and then flowing gently through the carved blocks towards the bath house is quite mesmeric. It's quite something to see what I think is the only working Roman aqueduct in Britain in action again after close to 2,000 years.
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Vindolanda Trust - Wednesday, January 01, 2014
To view our Excavation blog for previous years of 2012 and 2013.