Saturday 24th August 2013
9am - 4pm (Refreshments and lunch included)
G F Williams Room, The Long Warehouse,
Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust,
Coalbrookdale, TF8 9DQ

Ironbridge 2

Following archaeological excavation and post-excavation analysis, the question of what to actually do with the material you have gathered is not always an easy one to answer. Depositing items with museums and local authorities is one option; however this is not always possible. This workshop is aimed at introducing those involved with community archaeology (and anybody else with an interest) to the principles of archaeological archiving, the whys and wherefores of cataloguing and an introduction to the various systems used to create an archaeological archive. There will also be a discussion of how best to store artefacts and the general rules of conservation.

Run by Peter Alexander, freelance heritage consultant in North Wales, and previously Curatorial Manager of Denbighshire Museums, this workshop is a worthwhile exercise for anyone interested in working with existing collections, or those looking to start their own.

For further information, or to book your place on the course, (£8 per person or £5 for IGMT Staff & Volunteers) please contact Sam Colclough on 01952435948 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday 21st August.