Behind the Scenes

Find out more from the English Heritage team as we work to protect and bring to life over 400 sites around England.

What is it like to work in an archive?

Rose Arkle at work in the archive at Wrest Park
Posted:
23 September 2016
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Have you ever wondered what happens to all the objects found on archaeological digs? Or where collections that aren’t on display are held? We spoke to Rose Arkle, the Collections Archive Assistant at the Wrest Park Collections Store to find out more about what goes on behind the scenes, and what ...

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Discoveries and excavations at Tintagel Castle

Posted:
5 August 2016
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Susan Greaney
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Behind the Scenes

This week saw the completion of a three week excavation at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, with the trenches back-filled and the turf replaced on Wednesday. The staff and volunteers from Cornwall Archaeological Unit have worked incredibly hard through all weathers – extreme heat, lots of wind and qui...

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Digital doubles: how to recreate a ruin for the cinema

Sutton Scarsdale Hall and its digital double Wayne Manor in Batman vs Superman
Posted:
1 August 2016
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English Heritage
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Behind the Scenes

How do our historic properties get to the big screen? We spoke to 3D spatial data specialist Louise Brand, who captured Sutton Scarsdale Hall (near Bolsover Castle) in Derbyshire for its role as Wayne Manor in 2016's Batman vs Superman. What is your role in the special effects business? Louise: My...

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