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Roger Bland to speak at Field Museum

Dr. Roger Bland, head of the British Museum Department of Treasure and Portable Antiquities, will speak at Chicago's Field Museum about the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Britain and Wales and its successes over the past ten years.

June 06, 2008

A free lecture (cost of museum admission required) will be held at Chicago's Field Museum at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 14. Dr. Roger Bland, the guest speaker, will present a summary of the British Treasure Act and the Portable Antiquities Scheme that protects cultural property in Britain. The title of Dr. Bland's talk is "A British Approach to Antiquities and Buried Treasure." 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 welcomes the opportunity to help sponsor Dr. Bland’s lecture and is a strong supporter of the PAS. Dr. Bland presented a similar lecture at the U.S. Capitol Building last summer in a program co-sponsored by the ACCG and the American Numismatic Society.

Additional information about the Field Museum Program can be found at

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