UCL Festival of the Arts: Still Digging. But in the Archives
Publication date: Apr 23, 2014 04:57 PM
May 28, 2014 01:00 PM
End: May 28, 2014 02:00 PM
Location: Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology
Katie Meheux revisits the work of Sir Mortimer Wheeler in a special event as part of the UCL Festival of the Arts on 28 May.
Archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler was an early television star but his contribution to British archaeology has been overshadowed by his personal charisma and media success.
His work is revisited using his letters and personal papers to show his energy and authority, his work at the Museum of London, in India, and his concern for the protection of monuments in war zones.