Recording Britain’s Past: the Portable Antiquities Scheme annual symposium

Friday 12 October 2018,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Tickets £12
Members/Concessions £10

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
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The British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) has recorded over 1.3 million finds – each one a unique discovery made by a member of the public.

This conference celebrates 15 years of the Scheme with a day of discussions and debate. Themes explore how the PAS is advancing knowledge, sharing information about the past, encouraging best practice and supporting Museum acquisition of Treasure. Guest-speakers include Sir Barry Cunliffe, Professor Carenza Lewis and Dr Mike Heyworth.

Teas and coffee served in foyer

Hartwig Fischer, Director of the British Museum

Advancing knowledge
What we Know Now: the contribution of PAS data to archaeological research. Tom Brindle, Finds Liaison Officer for Staffordshire and the West Midlands.
Panel discussion with Tom Brindle, Barney Sloane, Kevin Leahy and Sir Barry Cunliffe. Chaired by Carenza Lewis.

Best practice
Recent Case Studies of Metal-detecting and Best Practice in Suffolk. Faye Minter, Senior Archaeological Officer for Suffolk County Council.
Panel discussion with Amanda Chadburn, Faye Minter, Neil Wilkin and FID representative. Chaired by Mike Heyworth.

Lunch break

Sharing knowledge
Communicating to Change the Culture. Adam Daubney, Finds Liaison Officer for Lincolnshire.
Panel discussion with Adam Daubney, Sam Moorhead, Lauren Speed and Keith Westcott. Chaired by Helen Geake.

Supporting museums
The PAS, Treasure and Museums: a case-study from Yorkshire. Andrew Woods, Senior Curator, York Museums Trust.
Panel discussion with Tim Pestell, Julia Farley, Ian Richardson and Andrew Woods. Chaired by Gail Boyle.

Looking to the future
Michael Lewis, Head of Portable Antiquities and Treasure, British Museum.

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