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Loan boxes featuring replica artefacts with lesson plans and activities designed to teach drama and literacy through archaeology are now available! Just fill out the contact us form or email Leah at to check out a box. You can also find more teaching resources under our Educator’s tab!

Update: Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the loan box program has been placed on a temporary hold. If you have any further questions or concerns please free to contact Leah at the email above.

Recent Events

Through a Glass Darkly is offered training sessions in object based learning on 13 & 22 November from 4.30 – 5.45 pm and on 19 November, 5.15 – 6.30 pm. Please see the Educator’s section for more information on teaching through the Bridges Collection.


We have been running a number of different experiments on perceptions of archaeological material experienced in a range of ways: touch, sight, 3D, behind a glass case. Recently we have been working with colleagues in neuroscience on some memory experiments to see how well people retain information on the material culture experienced in different ways. Please keep an eye on the Project Blog for updates!