The Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Medieval Graffiti Survey (DNMGS) project is almost ready to start!

We have been busy promoting the project over the last few weeks and have over thirty people signed up to be a part of it. Our first training session will take place on Tuesday 28th July at Creswell Crags Museum & Visitor Centre, home of Britain’s earliest artwork.

The session will be jointly led by Matt Beresford (Involve Heritage CIC) who will give those attending an introduction to the project and discuss plans over the coming weeks and months, and Matt Champion (Medieval Graffiti Survey group) who will discuss past and ongoing work, the possible meaning behind Medieval Graffiti and explain how to identify and record examples of graffiti.

We will follow this up with two practical training schools in September at two separate local churches, where we will seek out, identify and record existing graffiti.

A few preliminary scoping visits will follow, and then the full survey will begin in November, alongside a series of Arts & Heritage workshops.

Exciting times!

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