Treasure Valuation Committee
The Treasure Valuation Committee (TVC) is an independent body based in London, which offers expert advice to the government on items of declared treasure finds in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland that museums may wish to acquire from the Crown. Finds which are found in the United Kingdom, such as the Vale of York Hoard, are valued by the Treasure Valuation Committee.
Its terms of reference as laid down in the Treasure Act 1996 code of Practice.
- The Chairman, Professor Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn. Senior Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
- Trevor Austin - General Secretary of the National Council for Metal Detecting
- Dr David Dykes - Expert in medieval coinage and former Director of the National Museum of Wales from 1986-9.
- John Cherry - Expert in medieval antiquities and former Keeper of the Department of Medieval and Later Antiquities at the British Museum
- Professor Ian Carradice - Expert in ancient coinage and former Professor of Ancient Numismatics and Director of University Museum Collections, University of St Andrews.
- Dr Tim Pestell - Curator of Archaeology at Norwich Castle Museum.
- Peter Clayton - Archaeologist and Numismatist, former Head of Antiquities at Seaby's Ltd.
- Hetty Gleave - Partner at Hunters Solicitors in Lincoln's Inn. Specialist in cultural property law.
In September 2010, the Department for Culture Media and Sport advertised to fill the role of Medieval and Post-Medieval Coin Expert on the Treasure Valuation Committee (held by May Sinclair). The successful applicant was Dr David Dykes.
In January 2011, the Department for Culture Media and Sport advertised to fill the role of Chair of the Treasure Valuation Committee (held by Professor Norman Palmer since 2001). As of 10 May 2011 the successful applicant was Professor Lord Colin Renfrew of Kaimsthorn.