The Havering Hoard – a gift to the gods or a forgotten metal worker’s store?

The Havering Hoard exhibition continues at the Museum of London Docklands until August 22nd 2021. In this on-line talk the curator of the exhibition, Kate Sumnall, will share the remarkable discovery of the Havering Hoard. This is the largest Bronze Age hoard found in London and offers a new insight into the people living and working alongside the Thames.

Delving into the museum’s core collections and displaying 13 fantastic artefacts from the Layton Collection, the exhibition places the Havering Hoard within the context of the wider activity that was taking place along the London stretch of the Thames Valley.

Kate will explore the people, their craft-skills and their connections with the continent, and offer tantalising glimpses into their beliefs and values.

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Kate Sumnall with finds from the Havering Hoard

Kate Sumnall is the Curator of Archaeology at the Museum of London, holding this role since 2017. She has previously curated the popular exhibition ‘Secret Rivers’ in 2019 and ‘Trauma’ about Roman gladiators in 2018. Prior to this she worked as the Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) for Greater London, part of the national Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) and Community Archaeologist. As well as working closely with members of the public to record and research archaeological finds, Kate also organised several community digs across London.