Office for today. Today's time was spent researching and sketching common UK garden insects and arachnids, ready to be used in new identification and worksheets. These will be paired up with activities based around the museum's newly opened biodiversity garden, encouraging visitors to think and learn about the natural world and maybe not be so scared of the invertebrates living in our gardens.
These sketches will be added to and then used for colourful paintings over the next few weeks.
Today's artefact of choice was this piece of roman pottery, which had been collected through the "Field Club" and arrived at the museum in 1997. This club was for natural history and archaeology enthusiasts, formed back in 1906. Read more here.