The Archaeology of York fascicules

For those members who may not know about York Archaeological Trust's fascicule series volumes or have well thumbed copies those still in print can be found to  buy at

A number of out of print fascicules are available as free downloads at These include finds volumes AY17/14 Craft, Industry and Everyday Life. Finds  from Anglo-scandinavian York AJMainman and NSH Rogers amd AY17/15 Craft, Industry and Everyday Life. Finds  from Medieval  York by Patrick Ottaway and Nicola Rogers and 17/16 Leather and Leatherworking in Anglo-scandinavian and Medieval York by Quita Mould, Ian Carlisle and Esther Cameron. 

Understanding leather: from tannery to collection


5 days CPD training for Conservators (10 -12 participants only)

Main Subjects

Understanding Leather

Understanding the threats to the preservation of leather in your collection

The course is a mixture of theory and practical (tanning, handling different leathers and examining deterioration problems).

Each aspect of leather production is explored in both a theoretical and practical way, and explained in relation to deterioration processes and resultant care and conservation problems.

Participants will have opportunities to try some of the production methods using both modern and traditional techniques.

Experienced professionals are on-hand to answer questions and the course takes place in an informal group, where students are encouraged to take part and get involved.


This course is aimed at conservators , curators and other museum professionals with responsibility for collections which include historic leather items, who wish to understand (a) leather making processes and (b) common deterioration problems found in historic leather objects.

Those who attended the course in previous years found it to be immensely useful as well as enjoyable.

To be held at

The Leather Conservation Centre and

Northampton University’s Institute of Creative Leather Technologies

The University of Northampton

Boughton Green Road

Northampton NN2 7AN

Dates - Monday 26 to Friday 30 June 2017

Cost - £495 tuition only. For students on recognised conservation courses there are a few places available at £295.00.

An accommodation list will be available.

NB The course will not run with less than 10 participants.

For further information or to book a place on this course please contact - Yvette Fletcher, Head of Conservation, The Leather Conservation Centre on email

Lab coats, gloves, boots and other necessary PPE will be provided.

Please note the course does not cover conservation treatments or techniques (please visit the West Dean website for information on CPD course on conservation of leather). 

The 2016 Richard Hall Symposium: 21 February 2016

21 February 2016. 'Lost Landscapes: 400-1100', the Richard Hall Symposium 2016. 
The Richard Hall Symposium 2016 celebrates the work done by Dr Hall and his York Archaeological Trust colleagues to bring the lost landscape of Viking-era York to the public eye, and considers comparable projects today, welcoming speakers at any stage in their research career to address a range of current themes in recovering the lost landscapes of the late antique and early medieval past.