Lost and found: 20 years of treasure discoveries in England, Northern Ireland and Wales
Friday 20 October 2107, 18.30-20.00 BP Lecture Theatre £5, Members/concessions £3
Organised in collaboration with the Being Human Festival to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the commencement of the Treasure Act, this event explores 20 years of treasure discoveries from across England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Join a panel of experts and curators from the British Museum as they dig deep into 20 years of ‘lost and found’ treasures to debate the best discovery of the past two decades. They ask who owns these treasures, how do we care for them, and what do they tell us about different regions' histories, as well as our own?
The event presents a preview of the Being Human Festival 2017 and is chaired by its Director, Professor Sarah Churchwell. Contributors include Michael Lewis, Sam Moorhead and Ian Richardson from the Museum's Department of Portable Antiquities and Treasure, as well as Julia Farley, Curator of European Iron Age Collections, and Neil Wilkin, Curator of British and European Bronze Age collections.
The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a DCMS-funded project at the British Museum that encourages the voluntary recording of archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales. Find out more at finds.org.uk