Bank of America Merrill Lynch take part in archaeological conservation at City museum

11 March 2019

The West Cheshire Archaeological Service based at the Grosvenor Museum has received valuable help from Bank of America Merrill Lynch staff who have helped to conserve important archaeological finds discovered in 2007 at the HQ site in Chester. 

Staff from the bank based at the Chester Business Park recently visited the museum to take part in washing finds excavated on the site of the HQ building. Over 100 boxes of finds were discovered and since August 2018, archaeologists supported by Historic England have painstakingly washed hundreds of individual items dating from Roman and medieval periods.

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member Communities and Wellbeing said: “Staff from Bank of America Merrill Lynch became involved in the archaeological finds washing as part of their Gold level membership of the Grosvenor Museum’s Corporate Partnership Scheme. The Corporate Partnership Scheme has been set up to enable businesses to support the museum care for its collections and play an active role in supporting Chester’s heritage.

“To date fragments of animal bone and pottery produced in Chester and other parts of the world including Spain, Italy and China have been washed and conserved.”

Jeremy St John Brown, head of the Chester site and EMEA Command Centre Operations Manager at Bank of America Merrill Lynch said: “The Grosvenor Museum is a wonderful part of Chester’s heritage and an important educational resource for the area. Helping to wash finds is an opportunity for our teams to support the local community and the resulting items enhance our understanding of the history of the region.

“We are delighted to partner with the Chester Grosvenor Museum, which plays a big part in promoting and preserving the historical significance of this beautiful City.”


Volunteers from Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

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