I was one of the contributors to Paul Bahn’s, Archaeology: The Essential Guide to Our Human Past (Washington DC: Smithsonian, 2017) [website]. The volume has been selected as one of the American Library Association Choice Outstanding Academic Titles for 2017.
In Britain the volume has been published as Archaeology: The Whole Story (London: Thames & Hudson, 2017) [website].
Suffolk Museum of the Year 2017: National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art © David Gill
The Suffolk Museum of the Years Awards 2017 took place at the University of Suffolk last night. The awards, hosted by BBC Radio Suffolk’s Lesley Dolphin, were as follows:
Suffolk Museum Object of the Year 2017, awarded by Lesley Dolphin © David Gill
Congratulations to the winners, short-listed museums and to all museums across Suffolk.
Suffolk Museum of the Year 2017 © David Gill
Tom Potter, “Newmarket’s National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art named Suffolk Museum of the Year“, EADT 9 October 2017.
Nether Largie Cairns, Kimartin © David Gill
Dr Sharon Webb, Director and Curator of the Kilmartin Museum, has been honoured in the New Year’s Honours List 2016 for services to heritage and archaeology in Scotland. The museum sites in the heart of an archaeologically rich landscape with numerous prehistoric monuments (e.g. Dunchraigaig Cairn; Kilmichael Glassary Rock Art; Temple Wood) as well as medieval (e.g. Keills Chapel; Sculptured Stones) and industrial (e.g. Crinan Canal) features. Webb has written an instructive guide to the area, In the Footsteps of Kings.
Heritage Futures would like to congratulate Sharon and the team at Kilmartin for this well-deserved award.