Portable Antiquities Scheme in Wales 

The NCMD have been writing to members of the Welsh Government, and associated funders in response to budget cuts that could affect the PAS service in Wales.  We have received the following response from Steve Burrow, Deputy Head of Public History & Archaeology.  “I’m writing to you in my capacity as Amgueddfa Cymru’s organizational lead […]

Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) Annual Report

The recent press launch of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) 2022 Annual Report was a great success. Hosted by Sir Mark Jones the new Head of the British Museum, there was a strong turnout. Including members of the Portable Antiquities Advisory Group, which includes the NCMD represented by Alan Tamblyn, Dave Crisp and David Millington. […]

PAS Conference 2023

“The contribution of detector finds to archaeology”. This year’s PAS conference was held at the Yorkshire Museum in York, with the overall theme based around the contribution that detecting finds have made to archaeology and the archaeological record. There are currently around 1.66 million finds recorded on the PAS database, of which some 97% have […]

Latest PAS and FLO Update

Yesterday (4th Jan 2023), members of the NCMD Committee met with Michael Lewis, Head of the PAS (Portable Antiquities Scheme) and a number of regional FLO coordinators to discuss the challenges faced within the current finds recording process. These challenges in turn, cause frustrations to our members, so the NCMD is keen to help develop […]

PAS update & FLO expectations

The NCMD and its members are long-time supporters of the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS). We strongly believe that the recording of our finds is an important part of our hobby. The Treasure Act ensures important heritage items can be saved for the nation. For some time however, it is clear from our members feedback and […]

NCMD visit British Museum for PAS Annual Report

The executive committee members of the NCMD were invited to the British Museum on the 14th December, for the launch of the 2020 Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) Annual Report and the 2019 Treasure Report. The event was launched by Arts Minister Lord Parkinson and he was joined by Hartwig Fischer, Head of the British Museum […]