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Jackie Keily

Jackie works as a curator in the Department of Archaeology Collections at the Museum of London. Her main areas of specialism are Roman and medieval artefacts and archaeological leather, but she has also worked with post-medieval and early modern assemblages. Her museum work includes exhibitions, collections care and outreach. Jackie has also worked on and co-project managed a number of the community digs that have been run by the Museum of London. Previously, she worked for the archaeological unit, MOLA, for 17 years and has extensive experience of finds processing and of producing both assessments and publications of accessioned finds assemblages.

She has an MA in Museum Studies (UCL) and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and an Associate of the Museums Association, for whom she is a mentor. She co-ordinates and teaches a Museum Skills option course for Royal Holloway, University of London masters students and has also taught for Birkbeck College. She is a committee member of the Finds Research Group, the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society and Chair of the Archaeological Leather Group.

Jackie has published widely on Roman and medieval artefacts from London. In addition, she has produced numerous unpublished archive and assessment reports (both pre- and post-MAP2), on ceramic Roman and post-Roman building materials, small finds, glass and leather; conference reports in Rescue News and the Finds Research Group’s newsletter, Miscellaneous Matters; and articles for the Museum of London’s Friends News.

Research Interests

  • 2012, ‘Stone, ceramic and bone finds’, in R. Cowie and L. Blackmore, Lundenwic, excavations in Middle Saxon London, 1987-2000, MOLA Monograph 63
  • 2011, ‘Bone accessioned finds and antler and horn working’, in M. Burch and P. Trevail, The development of early medieval and later Poultry and Cheapside: excavations at No.1 Poultry and vicinity, City of London: volume 2, MOLA Monograph 38
  • 2009, ‘Taking the site to the people: displays of archaeological material in non-museum locations’, Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, Vol 10 No 1, February 2008, 30-40
  • 2007, ‘Medieval Accessioned Finds and Leather’ in J Lyon, Within these walls: Roman and Medieval defences north of Newgate at the Merrill Lynch Financial Centre, City of London, MoLAS Monograph 33, 82-107 and 169-175
  • 2006, ‘The Accessioned Finds’ in S Watson with K Heard, Development on Roman London’s western hill: excavations at Paternoster Square, City of London, MoLAS Monograph 32
  • 2006 ‘The Accessioned Finds’ in R Bluer and T Brigham, Roman and later development east of the forum and Cornhill: excavations at Lloyd’s Register, 71 Fenchurch Street, City of London, MoLAS Monograph 30
  • 2005, ‘Glass’ with J Shepherd, in F Seeley and J Drummond-Murray, Roman pottery production in the Walbrook valley: Excavations at 20-28 Moorgate, City of London, 1998-2000, MoLAS Monograph 25
  • 2004, ‘Non-ceramic finds’, with G Egan, in B Barber, S Chew, T Dyson and B White, The Cistercian abbey of St Mary Stratford Langthorne, Essex: Archaeological excavations for the London Underground Limited Jubilee Line Extension Project, MoLAS Monograph 18
  • 2004, ‘Accessioned Finds’, in E Howe and D Lakin, Roman and Medieval Cripplegate, City of London: Archaeological excavations 1992-8, MoLAS Monograph 21
  • 2002, ‘The Finds’ in N. Elsden, Excavations at 25 Cannon Street, City of London: from the Middle Bronze Age to the Great Fire, MoLAS Archaeology Studies Series 5

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