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News Maidstone Museum online talk about Bronze Age hoard


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Maidstone Museum is reinventing its series of ‘Lates’ events to be online and the first one in the new format is on Thursday 28 January from 6.30pm to 8pm.

Archaeologist Dr Sophia Adams will give an illustrated talk about the past, present and future of a Bronze Age hoard, including conservation methods and research, revealing some interesting discoveries.

The event will be held in Microsoft Teams and people will be able to see items from the massive Late Bronze Age hoard, which was found in the Kent village of Boughton Malherbe.

Evelyn Palmer, Public Programming Manager at Maidstone Museum said:

“We are working very hard to keep the Museum and its amazing artefacts as accessible as possible. Being able to continue to give people an insight into the incredible work that goes on to preserve history, is one way of doing this.

“During this talk Sophia will describe the history of the 64kg find of metal objects; the present day work on cleaning and researching them and future plans for the display and preservation of the hoard.”

To book a ticket for the talk visit:https://museum.maidstone.gov.uk/whats-on/events/january-lates/ where people will need to register their name and email address before midday on 27 January. They will then receive a link to this online event, which is being held on Microsoft Teams.

The hoard will feature in a special exhibition at Maidstone Museum in the future.

The project is led by Dr Sophia Adams and funded by The William and Edith Oldham Charitable Trust.

Conservation work for the hoard is being undertaken by Dana Goodburn Brown with support from Maidstone Museum.


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