Architectural conservation in Zürich’s Altstadt

I’ve always loved old buildings so spending a month in Zürich, Switzerland, is a real treat. When walking through the Altstadt (Old Town) I always find my gaze drifting up to admire the decorative cornices and oriel windows. Several structures have their date of construction on them and – although they look pristine – many are 500-700 years old! Keeping… Read more →

Archaeology and Aloha: two weeks in Honolulu

My time on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu was spent in the Archaeology Collections of the Anthropology Department in the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. It was wonderful to be able to lend a hand with the important in-house projects they are working on. Not only was given the full ‘backstage’ tour of what the Anthropology Department is all about (the… Read more →

Behind the scenes at the Bishop Museum

Aloha! I am spending month ten in Honolulu on the gorgeous Hawaiian island of Oʻahu, based at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum which is also the Hawaiʻi State Museum of Natural and Cultural History. I get to spend my time behind the scenes with the Archaeology Collections in the Anthropology Department helping out with some lab-based projects. Princess Bernice Pauahi… Read more →

Slàinte Alba! Cheers Scotland!

The Highlands of Scotland is a hill walker’s paradise. Most of my stay in Scotland was spent in the Highlands and while there, as well as visiting many archaeological sites, I made my way (slowly) up a few mountains. The views you can get on a clear day are breathtaking and even on weather filled days you finish with a… Read more →