In December 2019, we spent a day in another ancient landscape, this time in Wiltshire at Berrycroft Hub. We were filming James Dilley casting bronze. James, a Prehistoric Technology Specialist, carefully researches every aspect from the clothes he wears, to the tools and techniques. Through this work he gains a unique insight into how the tools and weapons contained within the Hoard would have been made, used and recycled. It was fascinating watching James working and I left with a greater appreciation for the high level of skill, patience and ingenuity of the Bronze Age metalworker. It is a process akin to magic.
My favourite part of creating an exhibition is always installation. It is that moment when everything comes together in a flurry of activity. All the ideas and hard work from the entire team can be seen in the finished exhibition and then it is a thrill to be able to open the doors and invite people in.