Alongside the exhibition, three specialists, Dr Rob Sands, Dr Andrew Birley and Barbara Birley will give virtual talks about their work with the wooden collection. On site at Vindolanda, there will also be activity days in October and November to find out more, get hands on and make your own connections with the wooden collection.
Come and join us for a basketry and wood turning event. Watch basket maker and willow worker Jo Bolton creating baskets and make your own willow bird feeder to take home.
Meet Matt Whittaker and see his foot powered pole lathe and find out more about wood turning or try and have a spin yourself.
Visit staff and volunteers in Vindolanda's activity centre and have a look at Roman woodwork and handle genuine artefacts.
When: 2021, 25th November 19.00 (GMT)
Dr Andrew Birley, CEO of the Vindolanda Trust will explore the archaeological layers where the wooden artefacts came from and cast a light on why these organic finds are so well preserved.
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When: 7th December 2021, 19.00 (GMT)
Join our Curator, Barbara Birley, as she talks about her connections to the wooden objects, the journey from excavation to their conservation and the cataloguing process.