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Support the Staffordshire Hoard Research and Conservation

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Donate on our Just Giving website.

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Text STAF09 £5 to 70070 to make a £5 donation today

Donate by cheque

Please download this form to make a donation by cheque. Please make the cheque payable to ‘Birmingham Museums Trust’.

All donations will go to Birmingham Museums Trust (registered charity number 1147014) which has set up a dedicated Hoard Appeal Fund.

Why donate?

The acquisition, research and conservation of the Staffordshire Hoard has been generously funded by many grant-making trusts, public funders, corporate philanthropy and generous donations from the public.

The first stage research and conservation was completed in March 2014. The new Staffordshire Hoard Gallery at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery represents a selection of items from the Hoard in a way that explains how they were made, used and destroyed, reflecting the results of the research programme.

There is still a lot of work for us to do.

Birmingham Museums Trust and Stoke Museums are fundraising for the second stage of conservation and research.

“Now we can join the pieces physically, we can start to piece together their meaning too – right now, we are only at the end of the beginning.”

Anglo-Saxon specialist Chris Fern

The second stage of research will:

  • conserve and physically re-join pieces of the Hoard that we have matched,
  • conduct contextual research on hoarding,
  • undertake a comprehensive study to understand the craftsmanship of the cloisonné cellwork,
  • carry out a microscopic scientific analysis of as-yet-unidentified materials.

Your donations will help us continue our ground-breaking research, disseminate findings to specialists, and engage with the public through displays and outreach work.

If you’d like to talk to us about supporting the Staffordshire Hoard through donation or sponsorship, we’d be delighted to hear from you:

Rachel Cockett
Director of Development, Birmingham Museums Trust
rachel.cockett@birminghammuseums.org.uk
0121 303 6698

Keith Bloor
Museums Manager, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
keith.bloor@stoke.gov.uk
01782 232577