Earlier this year, on 15th February, I visited Kilmartin Museum to photograph the Coll Hoard. This remarkable collection of Bronze Age artefacts was in desperate need of conservation, and many of the objects were literally self-destructing due to 'bronze disease'. The photography was commissioned to be featured in support of a crowdfunding appeal launched by the Museum.
One of the images captured for the Coll Hoard conservation appeal (Photo: Aaron Watson)
I am delighted to say that the campaign was a huge success and exceeded the £10,000 target. The artefacts have now been sent to the Scottish Conservation School in Edinburgh, where special techniques are being used to preserve them for future generations. I'm looking forward to seeing the objects again once their condition has been stabilised.
The additional funds raised are being used to help preserve an early Christian cross slab fragment from Kilmartin Glen.
For further information about the Coll Hoard crowdfunding campaign please visit: