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Happy at my work! Installing a sign for a heritage trail in Ҫatalhöyük’s Experimental House, Turkey…

What’s this blog all about?

The Heritage Sight started as part of a third year Visual Media in Archaeology module at the Department of Archaeology, University of York. It features the musings and explorations of an Archaeology and Heritage graduate making her way steadily into the world of heritage interpretation and visualising the past, hence its title; The Heritage Sight. That graduate is me, Katrina, and this journey is going to be a whirlwind through visual representation of the past and the present! In this blog I will document, discuss and reflect on my ideas and thought processes centered on the visual representation of sites I have visited and worked at.

Who’s behind all this?

Katrina Gargett is a recent Heritage and Archaeology graduate from the University of York, living and working in York, England

She is currently working as a Minster Host at York Minster, and spends her free time traipsing around the Yorkshire countryside, hibernating in warm coffee shops and dreaming about where in the world she’ll visit next. Her research interests centre on the visual representation of archaeology and the use of digital media for heritage outreach. She also has an interest in the conservation of the built historic environment, the tensions between this and public presentation, as well as the challenge of managing historic sites. Her previous research focused on the impact of World Heritage Status at the Neolithic site of Ҫatalhöyük, Turkey.

Projects she has worked on include: the visualisation of Star Carr for the Yorkshire Museum’s After the Ice exhibition, as part of her first year Heritage Practice module (you can discover more about this here), and The Post Hole meets York Seminar Series. She has worked as a member of the Visualisation Team for the Ҫatalhöyük Research Project, and has recently returned from three months working as a Project Assistant on the Memphis Site & Community Development project in Egypt with the University of York and Ancient Egypt Research Associates. She has also worked as a Media Collaborator for Issue 49 of Aktüel Arkeoloji, Turkey’s leading archaeology magazine, and contributed to English Heritage’s Building Blocks Project at Rievaulx Abbey as part of their new visitor centre. If you have any questions, or would like to know more about these projects, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


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