Engaging with the public

In an increasingly globalised and multicultural world, anthropology and archaeology offer unique perspectives on past and present cultural diversity and change. Sharing this work with the public is central to what we do. 

Our staff and students work in partnership with organisations such as Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Imperial War Museum, the SS Great Britain and Bristol Zoo Gardens, as well as NGOs, schools and community groups.  We run public engagement and outreach events throughout the year, and you can follow many of our activities via Twitter and Facebook.

Engagement activities

Dig Berkeley: Town Museum Project

Dig Berkeley: our Town Museum Project saw undergraduate students work with the local community to set up exhibitions in shop windows and homes on our research at Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire.

Town Museum Project video

In this video, the people who took part in displaying artefacts in their windows give a review of their experience of the Town Museum Project and why they got involved.

 

Skeletons: Our buried bones

In 2017, Professor Kate Robson Brown and the forensic anthropology team from the University of Bristol's School of Arts, produced an archaeological exhibition at the M Shed Bristol. The project took place in collaboration with Bristol Museums, the Wellcome Trust, the Museum of London and Avon Archaeology Ltd.

Festival of Archaeology

Image: Members of the public handle artefacts and try their hand at archaeological recording techniques helped by our postgraduate students at the 2015 Festival of Archaeology.

Research events

We run a series of regular research events.

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