Just under two weeks to go until the PASt Explorers conference 2017 is underway! This year it takes place at National Museum Cardiff and the theme is Telling Tales. Over 1.3 million objects have been recorded onto the Portable Antiquities Scheme database and within each object is a potential tale from our past. The conference …more
Booking for the 2017 PASt explorers conference: Telling Tales is now open! The conference this year is being hosted at National Museum Cardiff on Saturday 18th and will feature object stories told through PAS volunteers.
The inaugural PASt Explorers conference took place at the British Museum last month and was attended by over 140 people. This event was the first in a series of annual conferences coordinated by the five year Heritage Lottery Funded project to celebrate the contribution of volunteers to the work of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) and …more
We are delighted to announce that the Portable Antiquities Scheme’s 2015 conference celebrates the launch of PASt Explorers, the Scheme’s five year Heritage Lottery Funded project to recruit and train volunteers from local communities, increasing the capacity of the PAS to record archaeological objects found by members of the public. This conference aims to illustrate how …more
This summer sees the Council for British Archaeology celebrate their twenty-fifth annual Festival of Archaeology. Hundreds of archaeological events and activities will take place during the fortnight of Saturday 11th – Sunday 26th July 2015. The Portable Antiquities Scheme has long been involved in supporting and running events during the Festival such as display stalls, handling sessions, …more
On Saturday 11th July a fascinating day conference on coin hoarding will take place in York. The joint meeting of the Royal Numismatic Society and the British Numismatic Society will discuss hoarding from the Iron Age all the way through to the Stuart kings of the 17th century. Proceedings will start at 10.20am at the …more
Coinciding with national Volunteers’ Week, PASt Explorers ran the first of the Heritage Lottery Funded project’s training days at Birmingham Museums Collection Centre on Tuesday 2nd June 2015. Eleven of the Scheme’s West Midlands self-recorders and in-house volunteers attended the training session to learn how to record finds onto the PAS database with the two PASt …more
In preparation for the launch of the County Pages, we invited our volunteers to contribute a series of blog posts about the fantastic work they do for the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) to mark Volunteers’ Week (1st – 7th June 2015), a national celebration of the volunteer sector run by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). We asked our volunteers to …more