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What Do People Do All Day? The busy world of volunteers.

Portable Antiquities Scheme

Thursday, 29 September 2016 from 10:00 to 16:30 (BST)

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The Portable Antiquities Scheme’s PASt Explorers Project 2016 conference celebrates the contribution of volunteers to the PAS through the project. Through PASt Explorers, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), more people are now volunteering with the PAS, undertaking finds-related work, and helping to share knowledge about archaeological finds.

This conference aims to illustrate the diverse nature of the volunteer experience within the PAS and provide the opportunity for volunteers to share these with others, providing inspiration and new perspectives on the contribution to archaeological knowledge and to the history of England and Wales.

The conference takes place in the Event Space and Lecture Theatre at Merseyside Maritime Museum on Thursday 29th September 2016.

Refreshments (tea and coffee) will be provided free of charge.

Lunch can be purchased from one of a selection of restaurants and cafés in and around Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Admission to the conference is free but advance booking is essential.

Online registration closes at 12:00 noon on Monday 26th September 2016.


Programme: 
 

Time

Topic

Speaker/Chair

10.30-11.00

Registration

11.00-11.05

Welcome

Liz Stewart

Museum of Liverpool

11.05-11.15

Introduction: What do people do all day? The busy world of volunteers

Claire Costin

Portable Antiquities Scheme

11.15-11.35

Multi-story: the many levels of museum volunteering

Liz Stewart

Museum of Liverpool

11.35-11.55

Amazing opportunities: the value of volunteering

Sophie Flynn

PAS in-house volunteer

11.55-12.00

Session end

 

12.00-13.45

Lunch and an opportunity to explore the museum

13.45-14.05

The PAS through the eyes of an Italian Erasmus + intern

Cristina Sanna

PAS in-house volunteer

14.05-14.25

Self-recording with the PAS

 

Phil Harding

PAS self-recorder

14.25-14.45

From asteroids to alabaster – how the PAS dragged me from my comfort zone!

Simon Nicholson

PAS in-house volunteer

14.45-14.50

Session end

 

14.50-15.20

Break

15.20-15.40

Welcome to The PAST

Robert Hamer

PAS self-recorder

15.40-16.00

Roman and medieval coins in the North West: the contribution of the PAS

Matt Ball and Carl Savage

PAS remote volunteers

16.00-16.20

Bullets in the Park – a 100 year snapshot of Lake District rifle range finds fired from muskets to machine guns

Geoff Cook

PAS remote volunteer

16.20-16.30

Summary and close

 

 


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Merseyside Maritime Museum
Albert Dock
Liverpool Waterfront
L3 4AQ Liverpool
United Kingdom

Thursday, 29 September 2016 from 10:00 to 16:30 (BST)


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Portable Antiquities Scheme

The Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) is a partnership project to record archaeological objects found by members of the public whilst out metal-detecting, walking, gardening or going about their daily work in England and Wales. These finds are often from areas otherwise unlikely to be investigated by professional archaeologists, thus bringing to light new sites and those that are little known.

Over a million objects have now been recorded by the PAS since 1997 at https://finds.org.uk/database. This data is incredibly useful to archaeologists, allowing them not only to understand better the historic landscape, but also how people worked and lived in the past.

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