12th May 2003

 

SCHOOL VISIT TO REVEAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SECRETS

 

Children from Westgate School will learn some of the secrets of archaeology and conservation on a visit to the Lincoln School of Art & Design tomorrow (Tuesday).

 

Twenty-five eight and nine-year-old pupils are to take a look at the final year Conservation and Restoration degree show at Chad Varah House tomorrow afternoon.

 

And they will also become archaeologists and conservators for the day by getting the chance to unearth an ancient pot and finding out how to restore pottery in the University of Lincoln’s conservation labs.

 

“It’s a very interactive exhibition and we wanted to find a way to attract visitors to see it,” said final-year student Sue Leigh, who has organised the visit.

 

The pupils will practise digging up a pot in the grounds of Chad Varah House and will also take part in hands-on restoration exercises such as putting broken flower pots together, making puzzles and using microscopes and video microscopes.

 

The Conservation and Restoration final year degree show will be on show to the public at Chad Varah House until Wednesday 14th May from 9.30am to 5pm.

 

Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend tomorrow’s visit, which will take place from 1.30pm at Chad Varah House, Wordsworth Street.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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