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29 October 2012

The Staffordshire Hoard Open Day, 17 November 2012

Talking with conservators about the Hoard

Special Open Day

If you have enjoyed our blogs on the conservation of the Staffordshire Hoard then you might like the chance to meet us and ask us questions in person!

On Saturday, 17 November 2012 The Staffordshire Hoard conservation team will host a special Open Day In the Conservation Department at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

This is your chance to get behind the scenes and spend 1½ hours with hoard conservators looking at hoard objects under microscopes.

There will be a brief talk illustrating the find and contemporary and medieval metalworker Jamie Hall will demonstrate the ancient wire-making techniques used in the construction of the Hoard objects.

Hoard open day tickets are still available and you can choose to book on one of the three sessions starting at: 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm.

The price is £30 per person and you can book your tickets at BMAG’s online Box Office or ring 0121 303 1966.

You can see a video of the Staffordshire Hoard Open Day that took place on December 3rd 2011.

Conservation Tours

The Open Day events are very popular and if you miss the chance to attend the open day, you can book a place on one of the guided tours of the Hoard Gallery and Conservation Studio, taking place on:

Wednesday 7 November and Wednesday 5 December.
Price: £20 per person
Buy tickets online or ring 0121 303 1966.

Funds raised from these events go directly toward conservation of the Staffordshire Hoard. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to discuss and observe objects up close and learn about ancient wire making techniques, while supporting the hoard conservation programme.

We hope to see you there!

The Hoard Conservation Team
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery