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Whose find is it anyway? Revisited

Birmingham Museums Trust, Museum Collection Centre.

The Icon Archaeology Group are pleased to announce a one-day conference on archaeological objects found by members of the public.

The conference will take place on 6 December 2018.

A PDF of the abstracts is now available (link at bottom of page)

Every year thousands of objects are discovered by metal-detector users, field-walkers, people walking, gardening or just going about their daily work. These finds are often acquired and displayed by local and national museums with the support of conservators.

The conference will be held at Birmingham Museum Collection Centre (MCC). After a day of fascinating talks the afternoon will included a tour of the MCC or a tour of the Staffordshire Hoard (tours can be decided on the day).


10.00                 Registration (tea and coffee provided)

10.30 – 13.00    Talks

13.00 – 13.45    Lunch (provided)

13.45 – 15.00    Talks 

15.00 – 17.00    Tours (only one tour may be selected)

Tour 1: The Staffordshire Hoard at Birmingham Museum (this will require a 30 minute journey into the city centre).

Tour 2: The Birmingham Museums Trust Museum Collection Centre

The tour of the Birmingham MCC will be from 15.00 –16.00, then we will head to the city centre.

At c. 17.00 we will meet for drinks at the famous Birmingham Christmas Market (meeting outside Birmingham Museum).

CPD certificates will be available on request. Please let us know in advance if you require one.

Getting there: see the Birmingham Museums Trust Museum Collection Centre website

Please book through the Eventbrite website.