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Society for Museum Archaeology Annual Conference 2017

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Millennium Gallery

48 Arundel Gate


S1 2PP

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It’s not just about the archaeology – or is it?

When you work with archaeology in museums, you can end up doing a huge range of activities. Whether it be the delivery of exhibitions, engagement and events, or good old-fashioned collections management, what is the role of the modern museum archaeologist? This year’s conference is an opportunity to celebrate all things good…or bad…about what we do and how we do it!

Thursday 2nd November

11am-12.30pm Optional, pre-bookable field trip: Tour of the new archaeology galleries at Weston Park

Leigh-Anne Williams, Museums Sheffield

12.30pm-1.30pm Lunch (own arrangements)

1.30pm- 2.00pm Registration at Millennium Gallery

2.00pm Welcome from Gail Boyle, SMA Chair

Session one: SMA and Archaeology in Sheffield

Chair: TBC

2.10pm-2.40pm: SMA – a catalyst for change?

Gail Boyle, SMA Chair / Bristol Museums

2.40pm-3.10pm: Digging Deep: The Past, Present and Future at Museums Sheffield

Sian Brown, Museums Sheffield

3.10pm-3.40pm: Peaks and Troughs: The Archaeology Collections at Museums Sheffield

Martha Lawrence, Museums Sheffield

3.40pm-4.00pm Refreshments break and networking

Session two: Spotlight on Objects

Chair: TBC

4.00pm-4.30pm: Conserving and Sharing the Bredon Hill Roman Coin Hoard

Deborah Fox, Museums Worcester

4.30pm-5.00pm: Collecting for their Lives: Curators and the Refugee Crisis at Manchester Museum

Bryan Sitch, Manchester Museum

Keynote address

5.30pm-6.30pm: View from the Skull Room

Mr. Mike Pitts

7.30pm Conference dinner (included) Join us at Ego Mediterranean Restaurant and Bar88 Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 2LH2

Friday 3rd November

Session three: Presenting the Past

Chair: TBC

9.30am-10.00am: Crossrail: cross-connections

Jackie Keily, Museum of London

10.00am-10.30am: Archaeology in the City of Culture: The Mortimer 100 Project

Gabrielle Heffernan, Hull and East Riding Museum

10.30am-11.00am: Must Farm: from excavation to exhibition

Julia Habeshaw and Sarah Wilson, Vivacity (Peterborough Museums and Flag Fen)

11am-11.20am: Refreshments break

11.20am-11.50am: Presenting the Past – A holistic approach to Colchester’s archaeology

Philip Wise, Colchester and Ipswich Museums

11.50am-12.20pm: Virtual Vikings at the Yorkshire Museum

Natalie Buy, York Museums Trust, and Gareth Beale, University of York

12.20pm-12.45pm: SMA AGM

12.45pm-1.30pm: Lunch (provided) and opportunity to try out ‘Virtual Vikings’ Google Cardboards VR

Session four: Projects and People

Chair: TBC

1.30pm-2.00pm: We Do Not Just Dig!

Gill Bull, Council for British Archaeology

2.00pm-2.30pm: Archaeology Under Pressure: Approaches to Rationalisation

Katherine Baxter, SMA / Leeds Museums and Galleries

2.30pm-3.00pm: Archaeological Palaeoenvironmental Archives; the challenges and opportunities ahead

Paul Flintoft, University of Reading and Historic England

3.00pm-3.20pm: Refreshments break

3.20pm-3.50pm: The Human Element: Managing Stakeholders

Stefanie Vincent, Swindon Museums and Art Gallery

3.50pm-4.20pm: Making a Difference for Young Adults with Autism

Lucy Creighton and Claire Madge, Museum of London

4.20pm-4.50pm Discussion

4.50pm-5.00pm Sum up and Close

Gail Boyle, Chair of the Society for Museum Archaeology

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