A symposium bringing together national and international experts in the field of ancient metallurgy and metalwork collections.

The programme will showcase cutting-edge archaeometallurgy research and explore how and why metals collections should be preserved and interpreted. Full programme details available January 2018.

Above: Dish decorated with the face of Hercules, his club behind his head, from Traprain Law, East Lothian.


Header image: Part of Scotland's largest denarius hoard, of almost 2, which was buried in a Roman pot near the Antonine Wall at Falkirk.

In partnership with the Trimontium Trust

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Hunterston brooch

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Traprain Law treasure

Buried around the middle of the 5th century AD, this hoard of Roman silver from Traprain Law in East Lothian is the largest known from outside the Roman Empire.
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Event information

When

24 Feb 2018
09:30 - 17:00. Doors open 09:00.

Where

Auditorium, Level 1. Entry via Lothian Street.

How much

£40, £35 Members & Conc.

Includes lunch.

Booking information

Book by calling 0300 123 6789, online or in person at any of our museum sites.

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