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Dr Michael Lewis

Head of Portable Antiquities & Treasure at the British Museum    

Dr Michael Lewis
Head of Portable Antiquities & Treasure at the British Museum    

Treasure Island: how the UK records buried treasure

December 4, 2017 — Culture

Head of Portable Antiquities & Treasure at the British Museum    

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Treasure Act 1996, which became law on 24 September 1997. The British Museum has been working with museums across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to celebrate the Act, with those involved making a special effort to highlight Treasure finds through display and outreach events – known as…