Roman TV was a collaboration between Enfield Museum Service and Enfield Youth Support Service.
Funding for the project came from the 2012 Olympics. After some initial planning meetings we decided to give young people the opportunity to make short films on aspects of Roman Culture and how it related to the here and now.
We took two groups up to the Museum of London to have a look round their Roman galleries and to interview one of the museum’s curators.
They then had time to script their short film ideas. Subjects ranged from Roman food, to make-up, via weapons and religion. One young person wished to visit a dig at the local museum and so we found out when some archeologists would be digging so he could film and interview them.
The time and effort that the young people put into their films really paid off. We were so thrilled that four of the films eventually found there way to being included in the Museum of London’s revamped Roman Galleries where they loop continuously for visitors to the museum.
As a side project we worked with young people from the Youth Offending Service to create two mosaics these were filmed with a time-lapse camera.