The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology

A Study Day in Memory of the late Kenneth James Barton

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Chester to Cretteville: A Study Day in Memory of the late Kenneth James Barton

19th October 2019

Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery,
Queens Road

Ken Barton lived a full life, committed to the pursuit of knowledge and understanding of our medieval and post-medieval past. He was a specialist in pottery, an excavator of castles and a curator of collections; also the founding Chair of the Society of Museum Archaeologists and a President of the Society for Post-medieval Archaeology. Ken’s funeral was in Normandy in 2018, so this event gives his friends and colleagues in the UK an opportunity to pay tribute and mark his passing.

His family, friends and colleagues invite anyone interested in the history of archaeology, or the study of pottery, fortification, museums or the post-medieval period to attend a study day to honour his memory.

The day comprises a series of talks on subjects that interested Ken, and by definition will be of interest to many people. Former friends and colleagues will speak on archaeology in museums, medieval pottery, fortifications and the archaeology of post-medieval England.

Lunch (provided) will be accompanied by a glass or two of wine, a toast to Ken’s memory and a viewing and discussion of pieces from the extensive collection of pottery Ken donated to Somerset County Museums Service now managed by the South West Heritage Trust.

Places are limited. Admission and lunch are free.

For further details and to book a place, contact Duncan Brown at Duncan.Brown2@historicengland.org.uk