Conservation & Research blog

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...

Hoard Placement by Chi Chun, Lin

Friday, 27th September 2013

Hello, I’m Chi Chun, Lin. I’m currently studying MSc degree of Conservation Practice at Cardiff University. This summer, I have had the great fortune to be an intern working with the Staffordshire Hoard Conservation team and with Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Conservator, Alex Cantrill....

Mark Fenn: Professional placement experience

Friday, 20th September 2013

The news of the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard was the beginning of a great adventure for me.  Having long been a student of early medieval jewellery I followed closely each announcement and blog posting, searching out and studying photos of the objects as they...

Professional Placement by Kayleigh Fuller

Friday, 13th September 2013

Hello, my name is Kayleigh Fuller, I’m currently the technician for an Art Conservation Masters programme in the UK, and I just had the absolute delight of undertaking a two week professional placement with the Staffordshire Hoard Team. It’s been about a year since I...

Farewell from Hoard Conservator Cymbeline Storey

Friday, 6th September 2013

After 2.5 years working as Conservator for the Staffordshire Hoard I will be leaving Birmingham Museum at the end of August. So much has happened over the past few years, so I’d like to take this final opportunity to look back at my time on...

Conservation in the BMAG galleries

Friday, 30th August 2013

Over four days the conservation team, Hoard Conservators Deborah Magnoler, Cym Storey, Cardiff student Chi-Chun Lin, Hoard Conservation Project Manager Pieta Greaves ACR and Collections Care Officer Deborah Cane ACR, have been in the Birmingham Museum gallery demonstrating the conservation process on the newly discovered...

An example of true interlace in the Staffordshire Hoard

Friday, 23rd August 2013

As Cym Storey illustrated in her blog on filigree patterns, there is an incredible variety of decorations within the Hoard. So far though all the filigree objects displayed one common feature: they fit the description of illusory interlace (see image 4). Coatsworth and Pinder (1)...