Over at #HIPUM HQ there are scenes of industrious activity: cutting, fixing, stapling… as our display units are being assembled. The design is intended to be lightweight and easy to recycle or up-cycle. The materials used are mostly recycled plywood offcuts and corrugated cardboard. The only expensive item is the acrylic sheet (AKA Perspex) that will cover some of the more delicate artefacts.
Here are a few pictures to show you the making process. After the event, we’ll be up-cycling some of our units to make more permanent display units, re-using what we can and the cardboard will be recycled.
If anyone wants 3 sheets of barely used 6mm Perspex (A1 sized) please get in touch!
Assembling the display units.
Prefabricated legs read to install
Screwing together the plywood structure
… and installing the cardboard decks.
We’re very excited to say that we’ve taken delivery of our first batch of finds for #HIPUM. There will be more to come, but today Tony came down to #HIPUM HQ with a lot of the bulkier heavier items. You can see some mysterious photos of the artefacts below.
To find out what’s in the boxes, you’ll have to come along to the Museum this weekend. We will have some great finds on display from the Iron Age, Roman and Saxon phases of the temple site. Some finds are too fragile to handle, but we’ll also let our visitors get their hands on some of the finds. We’ll have archaeologists on site to answer all your questions about the finds.
A mystery finds box… do you know what it is yet?
Interesting artefacts in their bags…
A piece of temple and other finds boxes
We’re really pleased to say that Tony and Grahame have produced a brand new book about the Hayling Island Temple site. The book is called “A Sacred Island” and will be available from the #HIPUM museum shop. After the Museum is over, the book will be available from bookshops and from the Tea Room at the farm.
Here are the front and back covers of the book. To find out what’s inside, make sure you come along to the HIPUM on the 27th or 28th July to pick up your copy. In addition Tony and Grahame will be presenting their work and signing copies of the book at a world exclusive lecture on Saturday the 27th at HIPUM. To book one of the remaining tickets, either go to the Northney Farm Tea Room or email us at: email@example.com
Cover of the new booklet by Tony and Grahame
… and the back cover.
There was general excitement this morning at L – P : Archaeology HQ because our #HIPUM stencils have arrived. We’re going to be using these to make signs for visitors to the museum as well as branding our display cases and stuff.
The logo was designed by Joca Yamamoto. It is based on the floor plan of the Roman phase of the temple, cleverly adapted to work as a stencil. The HIPUM letters have also been incorporated. The diagonal alignment is inspired by the famous air photo of the site.
The logo has been water-jet cut onto plastic by a mystery volunteer (we owe you a beer!). We took a few photos of the stencils to show you all how cool they look. Come along to the museum on the 27th or 28th to see what the results look like. We got one version of the logo lasercut on aluminium so that we can put it up on the wall afterwards.
The #HIPUM logo in aluminium.
Nice wrapping paper, it must be Xmas…
Stencils stacked up on top of each other.
We got the HIPUM initials done as well.
In this post in our “making of HIPUM” series we take a look at some of the materials we are working with to produce new displays for the museum. Grahame Soffe dropped off a big stack of papers from his collection. These materials relate to the excavations that have been done on the temple site.
This set of documents contains all sorts of nuggets including: materials relating to Talfourd Ely and his excavations at the start of the 20th century; copies of amazing air photos of the 1970s excavations of the site; press cuttings from The News and other local newspapers.
Here are a few snippets to whet your appetites… come along to the museum to find out more about these excavations, the archaeologists and much more on the 27th and 28th of July.
Images from the 1970s excavations
Air photo of the 1970s excavations
Images of Talfourd Ely and his excavations
A quick update here from #HIPUM HQ. Only two days in and tickets are selling fast. Make sure you get in touch by email to book your place or get on down to the Northney Farm Tea Room to get your ticket in person.
This is the first in a series of short posts chronicling the making of #HIPUM. Our displays have been designed to be light, flexible and easy to recycle. They are made out of waste plywood offcuts and easy to recycle cardboard. Here are a few images from our prototyping session.
Display concept sketches
Careful cardboard cutting…
Carsten with the nearly finished prototype