When: 22nd – 30th July 2017, 11am – 4pm
Where: Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront
£: Free. Visitors can drop in to the events, no booking is required.
What is it?
Liverpool’s Festival of Archaeology will take place from Saturday 22nd to Sunday 30th July, with activities, talks and tours. Visitors can uncover some amazing finds with the Museum’s resident archaeologists through handling, talks, performances, and craft sessions.
Face Lab (Thursday 27th July, 1pm – 4pm)
Discover the skills and technology behind Liverpool John Moores University’s Face Lab with hands-on activities. Explore facial reconstruction, including celebrity face ID from plaster casts, basic facial reconstruction skills and techniques, trials with haptic 3D modelling software, surface scanning and computerised facial reconstruction. Suitable for all visitors.
Curatorial Talks (Friday 28th July, 12.30pm – 4.30pm)
Join the archaeologists to learn about latest discoveries and highlights from the collection in a series of five curatorial talks:
How do we date Prehistory? – with Ron Cowell, Curator of Prehistory at 12.30pm
Treasure 20 – with Vanessa Oakden, Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Liaison Officer at 1.15pm
Lost Liverpool Castles – with Liz Stewart, Curator of Archaeology and the Historic Environment at 2pm
Prized Pots – with Jeff Speakman, Assistant Curator of Regional Archaeology at 2.45pm
Copper and the Pattens, Salt and the Blackburnes, Flour and the Dumbells – with Mark Adams, Curator of Regional and Community Archaeology at 3.30pm.
Suitable for adults.
Archaeology Object Handling (Monday 24th – Sunday 30th July)
Join the Education team to take a look at the Museum’s archaeology handling collection. Suitable for all visitors.
Timeline Tours (Thursday 27th July, 11.30)
Explore the timeline of Merseyside’s past, from Ice Age to present day, through this fascinating tour.