Reawakening an Old Skill

23rd July 2019

Craftspeople can be few and far between these days. So… when you have a former carpenter in your Finds Department, it can pay to utilise their skills in an era where the current plastic commercial offerings are rarely to standard.

Shaun Higgins has handmade a set of North arrows for archival site photography and, in doing so, brought a touch of old-world glamour to our old-world findings – much to his colleagues’ delight…

Thanks are also due to Kostas Papagiannakis who recognised and commissioned Shaun’s carpentry skills and who brought them to our attention in the Comms Dept!