The British Museum Study Centre
Another development which is worth saying something about is the Study Centre. This is located a short distance away from the main Museum site on New Oxford Street. The current projected date for completion is 2004.
Although the Study Centre is still at the planning stage, it is intended that it will house a number of currently homeless British Museum departments, including Prehistoric and Early Europe. It is also hoped that it will be the central base for the Portable Antiquities Scheme, which will be a key player in the intended use of the new building as an archaeological resource centre. Some of the ideas being discussed so far are: 'Archaeology in Action', which will allow visitors to see archaeological material being studied and processed by curators (e.g. coin hoards); live video conferencing, e.g. to allow link ups with British Museum archaeological fieldwork projects; handling and teaching sessions at all levels from schoolchildren to adult learners; and the opportunity for the public to work on the vast quantity of under-researched material in the BM collections.
NH: 13th Jul 2011 10:27:00
Call for Papers. The Welwyn Archaeological Society and the Bishops Stortford Museum are pleased to announce the third Archaeology in Hertfordshire: Recent Research conference to be held at the Museum on July 14th 2018.... Read More »
We are delighted to announce that Roman Finds Group committee member Dr Jörn Schuster will be offering a one-day Masterclass on Romano-British Brooches with former RFG committee members Dr Hella Eckhardt and Dr Emma Durham from the University of Reading. This one-day event will enhance your skills in the description, identification and dating of Romano-British brooches. You will also learn about the way the PAS records brooches and the research potential of personal adornment for our understanding of Roman Britain.... Read More »