News

Professor Nicholas Brooks

Monday, 24th February 2014

We are very sad to communicate the news that Professor Nicholas Brooks, a key member of the Staffordshire Hoard Research Project Advisory Panel, passed away earlier this month.   Nicholas was Professor Emeritus of Medieval History at the University of Birmingham, having joined the department...

Leek Library to host Staffordshire Hoard Exhibition

Wednesday, 4th December 2013

Leek Library is preparing to welcome the new ‘Treasure – Discovering the Staffordshire Hoard’ exhibition.  The exhibition which is free, will be at the library from 17 December to 6 February 2014 and will be available during library opening times. Featuring high quality replicas of...

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery wins 2014 Conservation and Heritage Management Award

Monday, 11th November 2013

The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) has named Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery as the 2014 recipient of the AIA Conservation and Heritage Management (CHM) Award for excellence in the conservation of archaeological artefacts and the public education of archaeological conservation, for the Staffordshire Hoard...

Enjoy Tamworth heritage and history – for free

Monday, 2nd September 2013

Free entry to Tamworth Castle, a special ceremony to honour Aethelfaed, the Lady of the Mercians, a look at Saxon life and stories of the Tamworth families in the First World War are just some of the events at this year’s Heritage Open Day. Taking...

Lady of the Mercians to be honoured

Monday, 2nd September 2013

Aethelflaed, the Lady of the Mercians, is set to be honoured in a special ceremony in Tamworth Castle Grounds on Sunday, September 15th. It is 1100 years since the Lady of the Mercians built a fortified settlement or burh in Tamworth. These defences stopped the...

Story of Staffordshire Hoard to be retold in new touring exhibition

Thursday, 15th August 2013

Three years on since the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard and the story is to be relived in an exciting new touring exhibition. Staffordshire County Council’s museums team have been busy putting the final touches to the new ‘Treasure – Discovering the Staffordshire Hoard’ touring...

New, previously unseen Staffordshire Hoard objects on display at Birmingham Museum

Monday, 5th August 2013

In late 2012 a second survey was undertaken of the field where the Staffordshire Hoard was discovered in 2009. The survey yielded 81 additional hoard objects that were subsequently acquired by Birmingham Museum and The Potteries Museum through a generous donation from royal jewellers Wartski. After...