Recent events organised by the Icon Archaeology Group
Icon Archaeology Group 2018 Conference
Whose find is it anyway? Revisited (6 December 2018, Birmingham)
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 Icon Archaeology Group held a one-day conference focusing on the discovery, conservation and study of such finds, including coin hoards. Themes included working with volunteers and aspects of public engagement. After a day of fascinating talks the afternoon included a tour of the Birmingham Museum Collection Centre (MCC) or a tour of the Staffordshire Hoard.
A PDF of the abstracts is available.
The conference was reviewed by Kimberly Roche, Conservator, MSDS Marine.
Icon Archaeology Group 2017 AGM Event
AGM and Forum (16 June 2017, Museum of London Docklands)
This year the Archaeology Group AGM took place in London at the Museum of London Docklands and was combined with a seminar discussing ‘Archaeology on Display’. Talks covered topics such as the redisplays at Jorvik, Hadrian’s Wall and the Mary Rose, exhibitions containing human remains at Bristol’s M Shed and the public display of conservation in museums.
Talks were followed by a chance to see the exciting new exhibition ‘Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail’ which displayed the range of archaeological objects unearthed by Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project. The artefacts helped to explore 8,000 years of human history, revealing the stories of Londoners, ranging from Mesolithic tool-makers and inhabitants of Roman Londinium to those affected by the Great Plague of 1665.
Icon Archaeology Group 2015 AGM Event
Archaeological Archival Storage: Problems, Potentials and Solutions (16 June 2015, Fishbourne Roman Palace, West Sussex)
This event reviewed the current status of archaeological archives in the UK and presented case studies showing how this material might be managed, made accessible and its value realised, through effective storage, documentation and public engagement.
PDFs of presentations are listed in the Documents section below, which also includes a summary of the discussions that followed the presentations and a review of the event.