SWFed Spring Forum: Together for Archaeology

29 March 2018, 10am – 4pm, Bath Guildhall and The Roman Baths
Booking link: togetherforarchaeology.eventbrite.co.uk

On 29 March, people across the heritage sector in the South West will come together to discuss how archaeological collections can be used in museums as a tool for engagement. This one-day forum, Together for Archaeology, takes place across two historic venues in Bath: Bath Guildhall and The Roman Baths. It is being organised by SWFed – a charity representing and supporting the heritage sector in the South West, which provides cross-sector opportunities so that professionals can learn from a wide pool of experience.

This special event, which is free for SWFed members, will provide a unique opportunity to gain advice, ideas and practical solutions for a range of issues. With increased knowledge of how archaeological collections can be used to engage visitors, museums can provide a greater sense of place for communities and contribute to global understanding of different areas of history.

Gail Boyle, Senior Curator (Archaeology), Bristol Museums, who is speaking at the event said: “Archaeological collections can offer unique and positive engagement opportunities – they can bring communities together and provide innovative ways to understand our place in time.”

It will be a helpful event for people taking their first steps into (or interested in) using archaeology as a tool for engagement who want to learn about what opportunities there are and how to apply simple, cost-effective approaches. The event will also be useful for those reacting to opportunities or demand, and more experienced people looking to refresh their knowledge-base. There will be opportunities to network and to learn in groups.