Wednesday. Nigel Mills and I went to Segedunum to share aspects of the project with our partners from the Netherlands at Park Matillo, Leiden. It was lovely to met their team of artists, archaeologists and others involved in working with their local community. We shared the Fort and the artworks that are currently on display there and then went on to the Great North Museum to see the installation in the Roman Gallery and meet manager Adam Goldwater and GNM keeper of archaeology, Andrew Parkin. They shared favourites from the gallery and we looked at digitally printed artefacts for use with learning and engagement along with the Roman stone from Milecastle 38 that proves that Hadrian commanded that a wall should be built - fantastic!
The group are going to visit Houseteads and Walk some of the Wall tomorrow and then work with me on Friday. I am really looking forward to discussing creative arts practices using heritage, and the journey I have been on with this project. The Park Matillo group have also asked for me to give them an art workshop so watch this space!