The Treasure Act: Volume I is Kate Morrell's first book work, produced in 2009. This archaeological reference book adopts the format of an archaeological report, presenting a layered, fictional account of a burial site and its excavated content. The book offers a disjointed historical account, collating drawings, objects and texts by the artist; alongside transcribed, edited and recomposed content from withdrawn library books and out-of-copyright publications, via open source websites.

The Treasure Act contains ceramic works and images produced during a experimental archaeology course in Ancient Pottery.

The Treasure Act: Volume I (2009)
Edition of 2
132p., b/w images, hardcover, cloth bound with gold foil blocking
Design: The Office of Optimism


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