Portable Antiquities Scheme Conference 2017: 20 Years of Treasure

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the commencement of the Treasure Act 1996 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In this time over 11,000 Treasure finds have been reported under the Act, presenting local museums with an opportunity to acquire important objects from all periods of British history. Treasure objects not acquired by museums have a permanent record on the Portable Antiquities Scheme online database.

This conference will consider Treasure now, and look at what has been learnt in the past 20 years. There will be particular focus on discovery, acquisition and interpretation with relevant case-studies. The conference will also look forward, considering the potential of Treasure in the years to come.

Speakers include:

  • Ian Richardson, Treasure Registrar, Portable Antiquities Scheme

  • Anna Booth, Finds Liaison Officer, Portable Antiquities Scheme

  • Penny Bull, Senior Programmes Manager, Art Fund

  • Andrew Woods, Curator of Numismatics, York Museums Trust

  • Natalie Buy, Curator of Archaeology, York Museums Trust

  • Tim Pestell, Curator of Archaeology, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

  • Mike Heyworth, Director, Council for British Archaeology

Full programme to follow.

Tickets are free but booking is essential. To book your place, please go to:


Contact: Becky Griffiths 07766516585

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