Interactive Seals Workshop

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Friday, 20 April 2018
11:00 | Exeter Cathedral
Exeter Cathedral

The Cathedral Archives houses hundreds of medieval sealed documents, but what do we really know about them? Why and how were the documents sealed? What do we know about the people behind the documents?

“Imprint”  is a collaborative project which brings new forensic technologies to old documents. Using equipment more often found in crime scenes than archives, the project team have investigated the finger and hand prints embedded into sealing wax by medieval people.

The team invites you to join them for an interactive workshop on Friday 20th April 2018 (11.00-12.30 or 14.00-15.30) focusing on medieval seals and the process of sealing medieval documents, shedding light on medieval people of Exeter and the prints they left behind.