Conservation & Research blog

Three years in Red and Gold

Thursday, 17th April 2014

Deb Magnoler’s last blog as a conservator of the Staffordshire Hoard. In this blog I will attempt to take you through over three years of memories working on the Staffordshire Hoard by sharing stories about some of the objects I have conserved. I was very...

Anglo-Saxon Embroidery for the New Hoard Gallery

Friday, 11th April 2014

Work is underway for the new Staffordshire Hoard Gallery which will open at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in October. Many different crafts people and contractors will be required to complete the new gallery and their stories will be shared on the blog as much...

Replicas for the new Hoard Gallery - Phase Two

Friday, 4th April 2014

In collaboration with Birmingham Museums Trust the Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre (JIIC) have continued their work developing, adapting and refining the various digital technologies available to them to produce a batch of initial, trial, 3D prints of K270 for the museum to evaluate. The next...

Staffordshire Hoard Grouping Exercise

Friday, 21st March 2014

Recently the team has undergone a major grouping exercise as part of the on-going research to understand the Hoard. This was the first time that the entire Hoard was together in one place; the 2009 finds have been in separate display locations since 2010 and...

3D Scanning to Create Staffordshire Hoard Replicas

Friday, 21st February 2014

This week we have started the process of making replicas for the future, in collaboration with the Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre (JIIC), part of the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University. The replicas are intended to be indiscernible from the originals when viewed through...

The year so far…

Friday, 24th January 2014

This year has started off with a real treat, I have been lucky enough to travel to Chicago to pick up the Archaeological Institute of America’s (AIA) Conservation Management award on behalf of the project. We feel very honoured to have received this award as...

The silver and silver gilt C-sectioned tubing

Friday, 8th November 2013

The Staffordshire Hoard comprises a number of fragments of a type of tubing that differ in size and manufacture. An initial separation was made between fragments which are silver gilt (image 1) and those which are made of silver only (image 2). The silver gilt...

Who else works on the Hoard…..

Friday, 25th October 2013

Hello! I’m Jenni, the Programme Coordinator for the Staffordshire Hoard. I help to coordinate some of the many activities that involve the hoard or have been inspired by it. The Staffordshire Hoard is jointly owned by Birmingham Museums Trust and The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery,...

Conservation programme update

Friday, 18th October 2013

Today’s blog is just a brief update on what we will be doing next in the conservation lab. Since 2010 the conservation team, along with numerous interns and students, have been conserving the hoard and soon all the objects will be clean and we will...

Another adventure with the Hoard….

Friday, 11th October 2013

This week I have had another interesting adventure with the hoard, I have been couriering the folded cross and pectoral cross as well as four other objects that had been part of the Lindisfarne Gospels exhibition at Durham Palace Green Library. They were the last...