Lunatraktors have created this evocative and atmospheric musical video inspired by an ingot and a mine.
Featuring a complete bun-shaped copper ingot from the Boughton Malherbe hoard; music and voice recorded in the Great Orme Mine and sounds from our bronze casting workshop with Neil Burridge and Dana Goodburn-Brown.
We’re back and ready to share some fabulous images of beautifully conserved finds from the Boughton Malherbe hoard, and some surprises too. Check out our first creative transmission by Lunatraktors (above) and attend our live online talk for Maidstone Museum Lates Thursday 27th May 6:30pm:-
“Following on from the brilliant talk ‘Past, Present & Future of a Bronze Age Hoard’, presented by Sophia Adams in January, join us for an update on the conservation and research of the Boughton Malherbe hoard. What goes into a hoard and what evidence do we have for making? Packed with new information about one of the largest hoards ever found in Britain, this talk promises to deliver fresh insights! Hear how the project is bringing the hoard to life through conservation, research and art.
Sophia will answer your questions after her talk.
Voluntary donations are very welcome and will help the museum to continue to hold informative and engaging events such as this.”
Free online talk 28th January 6:30pm UK – Hosted by Maidstone Museum
Past, Present and Future of a Bronze Age hoard: conservation and research in action
An illustrated, online talk by Sophia Adams about the massive Late Bronze Age hoard from Boughton Malherbe; an international story in a local setting. Sophia will describe the history of this 64kg of metal objects; the present day work on cleaning and researching the objects; and future plans for the display and preservation of the hoard. The project is led by Dr Sophia Adams and funded by The William and Edith Oldham Charitable Trust. Conservation work is being undertaken by Dana Goodburn Brown with support from Maidstone Museum.