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PASt Explorers: Finds recording in the local community, London conference

PASt Explorers: Finds recording in the local community, London conference

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 volunteers have contributed to archaeological knowledge, and asks how we can better demonstrate the impact and celebrate the value of involving volunteers in archaeology on individuals and society as well as understanding our
shared past.
Refreshments (tea/coffee) will be provided free of charge. Lunch can be purchased from one of a selection of restaurants and cafés in and around the British Museum. The conference takes place in the BP lecture theatre at the British Museum on Monday 23rd November 2015.
Admission to the conference is free but advance booking is essential. Places can be reserved on the Eventbrite webpage https://past-explorers-2015.eventbrite.co.uk or call Clemency Cooper on 02073 238293. Registration closes at 12:00 noon on Friday 20th
November 2015.

See the attached flyer and programme for further information