Posts by Liz
26 September 2014 by Liz
Today we have a guest blog from Vanessa Oakden, Finds Liaison Officer for Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside.
“Museum of Liverpool is home to the Portable Antiquities Scheme for the region, and we have been busy recording finds brought in by members of the public, often metal-detector users.
Today the scheme has announced that nationally over a million finds have been recorded! Read more…
29 August 2014 by Liz
The Museum of Liverpool is always expanding its collections in many different ways. This includes contemporary collecting items which reflect current lifestyles or events and acquiring finds from archaeological excavations undertaken before new construction work. Read more…
On 2 August the Rainford Elizabethan Extravaganza will celebrate heritage crafts, celebrating the early industrial heritage of the village of Rainford, near St Helens. The Museum of Liverpool Archaeology Department have been working with the Merseyside Archaeological Society for the last year and a half on the Rainford’s Roots project, investigating the development of industry in the village. Read more…
3 July 2014 by Liz
Some of the thousands of finds discovered in Rainford, St Helens in the last couple of years have gone on display for the festival of archaeology. At Rainford library a display of finds, ‘Pipes, Pots and People’ will be on show until 18 July; and in the Museum of Liverpool Rainford’s Roots will be on display until 31 July.
Rainford is a happy hunting ground for archaeologists and since 2013 the Museum of Liverpool’s archaeologists have run both commercial and community excavations in the village. These digs have investigated Rainford’s industrial past: a centre for the production of pottery from the 16th century, and clay tobacco pipes from the 17th century. Read more…
4 April 2014 by Liz
Vikings are all the rage at the moment! With the major ‘Vikings: life and legend exhibition‘ at the British Museum, ‘The Vikings’ dramatised TV series on Love Film or DVD and even a Telegraph newspaper test of your own Viking credentials!
6 March 2014 by Liz
Recently staff in the archaeology department at the Museum of Liverpool have been working on drawings of some of our finds from the Rainford’s Roots community archaeology project.
We draw a lot of our finds as this helps to record their form (shape), material and textures. Sometimes drawings can be better than photographs in showing some of the detail of an object. Read more…