The Museum of London has developed a project intended for London's schools to improve the access to its nationally important Roman archaeological collections. The museum's plans for the archive involve the creation of the London Archaeological Archive and Resource Centre (LAARC). This facility will be based in the museum's resource centre in Hackney, which currently holds the extensive social history collections not on display. During the autumn of 1999, the boxes, storage materials and replicas were assembled in the museum's store in Hackney. It was necessary to retrieve suitable material from the London Archaeological Archive, which was to prove a very time-consuming process. Two sessions were held at the museum's store in Hackney and attending teachers were allowed to choose and pack the contents of their own boxes. The project team decided that other sessions should be held at appropriate centres throughout Greater London to save teachers travelling distances.