Last week we met up with our animation team to go and have a closer look at the objects that we are animating for the Shrewsbury Museum project. It was an exciting opportunity to see the objects close up and get to handle them. The whole afternoon was a crash course in pre-history for all of us, taught by curator Emma-Kate Lanyon and interpretation officer Phil Scoggins. It was quite mind blowing and a really good way of getting to the heart of the meaning and purpose of each object.
|L-R: Arin Sotoudeh, Emma-Kate Lanyon, Ravi Mehru, Matt Ayris & Sam Moore|
|Ravi investigating a beautiful gold torc|
|Phil explaining the provenance of these giant elk antlers|
|Us peering at the Nescliffe spoons|
|Terri getting to handle a really cool Bronze Age sword!|
|An iron age escutcheon, spookily like an upside down skull...|
|Matt with a polished stone axe|