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Art in Archaeology: Expressionism or Interpretation? The Lewis Chessmen’s Knights

This week I’d like to discuss a topic within archaeological studies that has always been a conundrum to me, as an artist and an archaeologist. I’ve identified as an artist as long as I can remember, with the title of ‘archaeologist’ only being attached to me in the last 6 years. 570 more words

The Lewis Chessmen

Thought to have been made in Norway in the 12th century, a hoard of medieval gaming pieces was found at Uig on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides in 1831. 117 more words

Photographs

Part 4: France and England

Readers, so it’s been a little over a week. I have been absent because I went on a second trip. This time, we went on safari in Namibia in Southern Africa. 597 more words

Online Museum Exhibitions

What is an online exhibition?

Method

A loose definition of an online exhibition would be: a collection of objects presented using an online platform. If you were to type “online exhibitions” into Google here is a selection of what you might be looking at when you click on the site… 683 more words

Museums

On the Trail of the Chessmen, from Lewis to London

Standing on the white sands of Uig on the Isle of Lewis is a slightly surreal experience.  You’re on a beach, but you can’t see the sea (at least not without a swift 15 minute walk to the waves). 588 more words

Travel

Western Isles - part 3

Another day of lighthouses and tourist activities lay ahead of us on the Western Isles and, once again, the sun was out. We were intrigued to find out more about and visit the beach on which the… 1,491 more words

Tour Diary