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The Avebury Papers: Artist brief

[First posted 18 September 2023; edited 21 November 2023] Our call for submissions closed at midnight, end of day Monday 20 November. You can find an archive version of the artist brief via this Google doc. But please note that we will not be accepting further submissions. To sign up to notifications regarding more Archaeology […]

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Digitisation in progress: photography

Header image: Denis Grant King’s diary, Accession Number 1732623-002. In the ‘archive scoping’ blog post I talked about our ambitions for the archive, and how we hope to embed reminders that, behind the digital files we create, there are real objects. We’ve now been photographing for 4 months, and making good progress. Our wonderful volunteers […]

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Sorting Loose Prints

In the archive, we have several photo albums for the 1934 to 1939 excavations at Avebury. Each album shows us how Alexander Keiller and his team carefully excavated and lifted the stones in the outer circle and down West Kennet Avenue. Alexander Keiller was very particular about which photo prints he used in the albums […]

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Archive scoping

What comes to mind when you think of a ‘digitisation project’? For me, it’s a vision of a beautiful photography studio, with soft raking light, a camera poised above, the gentle ‘click’ of the foot pedal, and a hard-drive whirring away keeping digital files secure. However, the reality is that digitisation begins far from any […]