AOC Archaeology Group, working with the kind permission of York Conservation Trust, is set to give a new lease of life to York’s iconic Robson & Cooper shop in Fitzwilliam House at 14 Lendal with the temporary installation of a special ‘pop-up’ public archaeology laboratory.
ArcLab:York will be open 9th-16th January 2016 with the aim of giving local residents and visitors the opportunity, free of charge, to experience a range archaeology-themed activities and explore this fascinating building.
Visitors will be able to experience the many ways in which archaeologists record and interpret sites and artefacts with the most up-to-date technologies, including laser scanning, digital 3D modelling, x-rays, and the use of microscopes to analyse objects in detail. ArcLab:York aims to encourage everyone to engage directly with their heritage through archaeological techniques, as well as learning more about how the use of technology in archaeology can reveal the hidden stories of the past.
Visitors are also invited to interact with and help process a wealth of objects uncovered during some of AOC’s recent excavations at the rear of the building. ArcLab:York will allow you to handle, clean, document, and interpret the archaeological artefacts which form an essential part of understanding the sites we work on.
As well as showcasing some unusual historic treasures, ArcLab:York will be opening the cellar and first floor of this early Georgian building to allow guided tours by AOC experts. We are very excited that the hidden parts of this special building are going to be opened to the public and we hope that you will drop in to ArcLab:York to find out more.
Visit us at the former Robson & Cooper shop, 14 Lendal, York YO1 8AA.
The lab is open 9th-16th January, 10:00am - 4:00pm daily (including Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th and Saturday 16th January).
For more information, or to book a place on our free tours, email us or call us on 01904 413 404.
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