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Treasured Remains: Tomb Readers | 2017

Throwing light on inscriptions with digital photography workshops

Cambusnethan

Conservation begins by working together to better understand the heritage we have, why it’s important and any threats it may face. Come and join Archaeology Scotland and Kirkyard Consulting for a series of free events and activities to explore the historic graveyards of the Clyde and Avon Valley.

This event will explore the weathered and worn inscriptions on the historic gravestones of Cambusnethan kirkyard, a site with ancient burial heritage where medieval and pictish stones have been found, using digital photography techniques. Learn how to use Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) to take photos capturing a surface’s shape and colour in 3 dimensions and see the carvings in more detail than has been seen for many years. The workshop will teach you how you can use these techniques yourself and use them for your own enjoyment in the future. Sturdy footwear and waterproof clothing is recommended. Please also bring a packed lunch. This is a great opportunity to learn new photography skills and help to reveal hidden history. Everyone is welcome, there’s no previous knowledge or experience needed.

No experience is necessary as training will be given. All ages and abilities are welcome but children below 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Workshops are FREE but booking is essential via Phil Richardson, at Archaeology Scotland at adopt@archaeologyscotland.org.uk  / 0300 012 9878.

These workshops will run on the 7 and 8 October 2017, 10am – 4pm each day

Details – Clyde and Avon Valley 

Dalzell

Conservation begins by working together to better understand the heritage we have, why it’s important and any threats it may face. Come and join Archaeology Scotland and Kirkyard Consulting for a series of free events and activities to explore the historic graveyards of the Clyde and Avon Valley.

This event will explore the weathered and worn inscriptions on the historic gravestones of Dalzell old graveyard using digital photography techniques. Learn how to use Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) to take photos capturing a surface’s shape and colour in 3 dimensions and see the carvings in more detail than has been seen for many years. The workshop will teach you how you can use these techniques yourself and use them for your own enjoyment in the future. Sturdy footwear and waterproof clothing is recommended. Please also bring a packed lunch. This is a great opportunity to learn new photography skills and help to reveal hidden history.

No experience is necessary as training will be given. All ages and abilities are welcome but children below 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Workshops are FREE but booking is essential via Phil Richardson, at Archaeology Scotland at adopt@archaeologyscotland.org.uk  / 0300 012 9878.

These workshops will run on the 14 and 15 October 2017, 10am – 4pm each day

Details – Clyde and Avon Valley 

Cambusnethan and Dalzell

Saturday 07 October - Saturday 14 October

Free Entry

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