New project seeks help to unwrap Norfolk's past
- Credit: Hungate Medieval Art
Historians are calling on the public to help 'unwrap' Norfolk's past through a new project.
Hungate Medieval Art in Princes Street, Norwich are hosting community archiving sessions which aim to preserve wood and metal printing blocks that date back to 1846.
The printing blocks were used in Norfolk Archaeology, an annual journal of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society that was first printed in the 19th century.
The centre is running regular drop-in events which people can help at, which are guided by three postgraduate interns from the University of East Anglia's Department for Art and History.
Activities include unwrapping, researching, cleaning, measuring, photographing and cataloguing the blocks with the ultimate aim of conserving these artefacts for future generations.
The next event is planned for Saturday, April 23 between 10.30am and 4pm, and on Sunday, April 24 between 1pm and 4pm.
The ongoing project is occurring alongside its current free exhibition, What Lies Beneath: The Archaeology of Norwich's Parish Churches, which is open every weekend until July.