The Sir Maurice and Lady Irene Hatter Laboratory for Coastal and Harbour Archaeology was started by Professor Michal Artzy of the The Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies as a place to process the many finds of her Tel Nami expedition. It was generously sponsored by Sir Maurice and Lady Irene Hatter who have been friends to the University of Haifa and assisted many underprivileged students to study and achieve their dreams.
Lady Hatter was awarded an honorary degree: Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa. by the University of Haifa
Lady Hatter describes her concern for the education of young people and expresses her thanks for her honorary degree.
The Hatter Laboratory is supervised by Professor Artzy who has kindly given her valuable time and the Laboratory’s resources to help with the dig at Kursi Beach.
Professor Artzy is seen here with one of her Phd students, Dr Haim Cohen, the Director of the Kursi Beach project.