In 1901, the skeletal remains of a young woman interred with an unusual range of burial gifts, were excavated from a stone coffin in York. Cutting- edge research, suggests she was a high status migrant to Roman York, of North African descent. The project bought together forensic archaeologists and experience design company Imagemakers to create a Twitter activated treasure hunt through the Yorkshire Museum. Through text and video projections, visitors could unravel the evidence and discover the artefacts of the Ivory Bangle Lady’s story, challenging them to come to their own decisions about her past. This project challenged the way human remains can be displayed in museum, and explored how pervasive media can be used to break the mould and enhance peoples’ museum experience.

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