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Staffordshire Hoard Conservation Programme Completed

Monday, 8th August 2016

The Staffordshire Hoard Conservation Programme draws to a close this month, celebrating six years of intensive work that has successfully unlocked many of the secrets of this incredible treasure. The Staffordshire Hoard, the world’s largest collection of gold and silver Anglo-Saxon treasure, was discovered by...

Anglo-Saxon Staffordshire Day

Friday, 22nd April 2016

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery are holding an ‘Anglo-Saxon Staffordshire Day’ on Sunday 1 May from 11am – 4pm. To celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of the creation of the county of Staffordshire the museum will take you back to the dark and distant past...

ANGLO-SAXON GOLD FROM THE STAFFORDSHIRE HOARD TO GO ON FIRST UK-WIDE TOUR

Tuesday, 26th January 2016

#WarriorTreasures A national touring exhibition featuring treasures from the Staffordshire Hoard collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver has been announced. The exhibition will visit The Royal Armouries, Leeds from May 2016, followed by Bristol Museum and Art Gallery from October 2016. Warrior Treasures: Saxon Gold...

Secrets of Staffordshire Hoard revealed

Tuesday, 26th May 2015

-   Hundreds of fragments grouped together to reveal remains of incredibly rare high status helmet -   Unique form of sword pommel also uncovered -   Historic England gives £400,000 towards research but £120,000 still needed Ground breaking research and conservation of the Staffordshire Hoard has uncovered...

Boost for Staffordshire Hoard Research at Birmingham Museums

Wednesday, 2nd July 2014

•    Birmingham Museums has been awarded £84.5K by Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund for further research into the science of the Staffordshire Hoard •    Funding will support two new specialist scientist posts, allowing for greater investigation into the elements of the Anglo-Saxon treasure •    Funding allows...

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...