Friday, June 6, 2008

Roger Bland to Lecture at Field Museum on British Treasure Act and Portable Antiquities Scheme

Roger Bland, the head of the Department of Treasure and Portable Antiquities at the British Museum, London, is speaking on “A British Approach to Antiquities and Buried Treasure” at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois at 1 PM on June 14.

The Treasure Act and Portable Antiquities Scheme encourages the pubic to report their finds of archaeological objects so they can be recorded by archaeologists. Bland will discuss the approach to archaeology that England and Wales employ and what lessons that approach may offer to other countries.

The Ancient Coin Collectors Guild has provided financial support to help make this program possible.

The Lecture is free with admission to the Museum. For more information, telephone the museum at (312) 922-9410 or visit its Web site at:

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