London, New York & Cairo – 12 June 2014 – Past Preservers People is excited to share our new lineup of expert presenters with you. The latest recruits to our agency include the following experts-
The inventor of Time Tribe Dr. Karen Wehner, Archaeomar founder Sarah Ward, Museum Curator Alice Robinson and her twin sister and fellow Archaeologist Susie Robinson. All four women represent the best of their disciplines and have what it takes to present their ideas to a larger audience.
Karen Wehner holds a PhD in Anthropology from New York University and a BA in Literature from Yale University. She spent 15 years working as an educator and researcher in historical archaeology, affiliated with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Queen Mary University London, and the Museum of London. She is currently advising the Plimoth Plantation living history museum on the uses of storytelling and new media formats to create more engaging interpretive programs to mark the upcoming 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage to America. The Time Tribe is an award-winning time travel adventure series combining interactive storytelling, adventure gaming, virtual worlds, and real world quests. The project grew out of her desire to channel her passion for the past and our shared human condition to a popular audience, in a format that would capture the imagination of young people and their families.
A born adventurer, Sarah Ward is a qualified archaeologist and commercial diver specialising in coastal and marine cultural heritage. A former consultant to UNESCO and the founder of ArchaeoMar, she has 15 years experience gained onover 50 projects in 20 countries across Europe, the United Kingdom, the Americas, Australasia and the Pacific. Sarah is currently New South Wales State Tutor for the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology, and is passionate about bringing archaeology to a broader audience and making it accessible to all. A gifted communicator, she is keen to combine her love of archaeology and the media to help people understand, value, care for, and most of all, enjoy their heritage.
Alice Robinson is a renowned archaeologist and museum curator with exception professional experience, from being the youngest woman curator ever at the British Museum to conducting contemporary British archaeological research. She has spent the last four years being a TV producer and director for high profile anthropological & archaeological & historical television shows. She has appeared in number media productions from BBC’s Conning the Conmen to the History Channel’s Chasing Mummies to Channel 4’s Time Team. She has been an expert contributor, partaken in stunt work, produced, and even hosted the aforementioned television credits.
Susie Robinson has a diverse background as an archaeology/travel presenter and has undertaken archaeological and anthropological fieldwork in the UK and various countries. She has used her knowledge of history, archaeology and anthropology to advise documentary and historical programme makers at many different television production companies, predominantly the BBC. She has a passion for the history of different cities such as her hometown of London, the underwater environment and as well as Latin American dancing. Susie has appeared on the popular British archaeology series ‘Time Team’ on Channel4 as an onscreen digger, dispelled myths about beauty for BBC2 and has worked as a travel presenter, reviewing adventure tourism around the world for various companies from East Africa to the Mediterranean and beyond.
Nigel Hetherington, Owner & Founder of Past Preservers said, “We are incredibly pleased to have these four talented women join our existing lineup of presenters that make up Past Preservers People, a boutique, full service presenter agency which represents experts in their fields from around the globe. The agency is built around a small but diverse group of individuals that shares the passion and drive necessary for success in the highly competitive television industry.”