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Event: Saving Treasures; Telling Stories Seminar

7 March 2020, 10am - 4pm
Cost Free
Suitability Adults
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The Saving Treasures; Telling Stories Project is a 5-year lottery-funded archaeology project focusing on Treasure and portable antiquities discovered by members of the public.

It has acquired nearly 140 objects for museum collections across Wales, and has worked with metal detectorists and other community groups to create co-curated exhibitions at 6 local museums.

At the project’s conclusion, this day seminar overviews its achievements and reflects on the importance of collecting, networking and community engagement in the museum sector. It provides opportunities for feedback from the public and project partners, and discussion of how public discoveries can continue to be safeguarded for the nation into the future.


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Programme below

The Saving Treasures; Telling Stories Project

Day Seminar and Celebration Event

Lecture Theatre, St Fagans Museum of National History


10.00am-10.30am: Arrival and registration, teas and coffees.

10.30am-10.45am: Welcome address from Dr Kath Davies, Director of Collections and Research, Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales.

10.45am-11.10am: Saving Treasures; Telling Stories. Looking Back; Looking Forward (Rhianydd Biebrach and Adam Gwilt, AC-NMW).

11.10am-11.30am: Saving Treasures and the Portable Antiquities Scheme (Mark Lodwick, Adelle Bricking, George Whately, PAS Cymru).

11.30am-11.45am: Working in Partnership: a View from the Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales (Chris Delaney).

11.45am-12.00pm: Museums Engaging with Communities (Owain Rhys, AC-NMW).

12.00pm-1.00pm: Break for lunch.

1.00pm-1.20pm: A Community Archaeology Project and its Legacy: The Lost Treasures of Swansea Bay (Emma Williams, Swansea Museum).

1.20-pm-2.20pm: Buried in the Borderlands, Beneath our Feet and the Brilliant Bronze Age. Community Engagement in Action (Anne Rainsbury, Abergavenny Museum; Tomos Jones, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park; Eleri Farley, Wrexham Museum and Archives).

2.20pm-3.00pm: Open Discussion: Lessons Learned and Moving Forward.

3.00pm: Thanks and Closing Remarks (Dr Mark Redknap, AC-NMW)


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