From Every Object A Story: LPFG Annual Conference
in collaboration with
the University of Bristol,
the National Museum Cardiff
and Bristol Museum
Saturday 19th Nov 09:30 - 17:00 Bristol
Papers on the latest Bronze Age and Iron Age finds research under the theme ‘From Every Object A Story’, plus short Pecha Kucha presentations, finds handling sessions, museum tours and LPFG AGM.
09:30-13:00 at the University of Bristol, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, 43 Woodland Rd, Bristol BS8 1UU
14:00-17:00 at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Queen's Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL
Sunday 20th Nov 10:30-16:00 Cardiff
At the National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP
Hosted by Adam Gwilt, Jody Deacon, Mary Davis & Mark Lodwick
An opportunity to meet staff, hear about the ongoing research linked to the collections, view a range of Later Bronze Age and Iron Age collections, gain an insight into the PAS Cymru scheme and the Saving Treasures; Telling Stories HLF funded project and to share mutual interests and new ideas. The day will comprise a morning of short presentations and an afternoon of guided collections viewing and informal conversations arising.
At this year’s LPFG conference in Bristol we will have the opportunity to look at a selection of finds from Dr H. A. Fawcett’s collection of some of the finest prehistoric artefacts from Europe. Inspired by this collection and the manner in which it was assembled we present our conference theme: From Every Object A Story. The focus is upon the stories embedded within, built around, created from or supported by individual prehistoric finds. From biographies of individual objects, to mythologies around certain artefacts, to the story of a find since its recovery, to the way in which one object can help us discover a range of information about a specific period or a specific place.
Dr Jody Joy, Senior Curator, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge
Dr Julia Farley, Curator of the Iron Age, British Museum
Early Bird ticket (purchased on or before 19 September): £29
Standard ticket (purchased on or after 20 September): £34
The conference fee includes entry to the Warrior Treasures exhibition at Bristol Museum, showcasing conserved finds from the Staffordshire Hoard: https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/whats-on/warrior-treasures/
Tea/Coffee & Lunch
Morning tea/coffee will be provided on both Saturday and Sunday. Lunch is not provided, but there are a range of cafes nearby in Bristol (for Saturday) and the National Museum Cardiff has a cafe and restaurant on site (Sunday session).