We would like to invite you to a virtual launch of the online exhibition “Digging up memories - making connections” on 4th October 2021 at 6.30 pm. (UTC+1)

The exhibition explores how Roman wooden artefacts can relate to us; evoke memories or emotions and the imagination they spark. As part of the wood digitisation project, we have asked our staff, volunteers, trustees, and colleagues from Teesside University and the University College Dublin about their favourite object from Vindolanda’s wooden collection. The exhibition is their response through the medium of audio, video and creative writing displays in which contributors share their connections and memories in relation to Vindolanda’s wooden collection. The exhibition be online from 4th October to 31st December 2021. 

These objects from so long ago still have power to connect us to the past and our present so please join us to get a first glimpse into a very personal exploration of fascinating artefacts. 

Launch Schedule: 

Dr Andrew Birley (CEO): Greeting

Barbara Birley (Curator): About the project

Dr Anneke Hackenbroich (Project Officer): A glimpse at the exhibition

Dr Rhys Williams (Lecturer Teesside University): 3D scanning

Ann Hetherington (Volunteer): Experience contributors 


Please send your RSVP to [email protected]

We will send the zoom link out closer to the event.