Analysis of the Staffordshire Hoard Organic Materials

Friday, 17th July 2015

In this video Peter Mc Elhinney, Staffordshire Hoard Organic Scientist, discusses the application of Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) to characterise an unknown organic paste used in the construction of a beautiful cloisonné object. The analysis shows that the paste used for this object is...

Conservation of the zoomorphic frieze

Tuesday, 23rd June 2015

In this video Kayleigh Fuller, Staffordshire Hoard Conservator, discusses how you conserve a foil frieze after assembly to ensure that you can study and store the object safely. Read Secrets of the Staffordshire Hoard Revealed Help us to find out more! Donate to the Staffordshire Research...

Reconstructing the zoomorphic frieze

Tuesday, 26th May 2015

Giovanna Fregni, Staffordshire Hoard Conservator, has been working on the foil fragments, possibly from a helmet. She discuss how you would make objects from just tiny fragments.

Conservation of the Staffordshire Hoard

Tuesday, 26th May 2015

In this video Lizzie Miller, Objects Conservator, is cleaning the last of the Staffordshire Hoard objects, see her discuss how to clean a delicate gold and garnet object with thorns.

Installing objects into the new Staffordshire Hoard gallery

Tuesday, 21st October 2014

In this video Pieta Greaves (Staffordshire Hoard Conservation Co-ordinator), talks about the mounting and installing of Hoard objects into the new Staffordshire Hoard gallery at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. The new gallery opened on 17th October, free entry. For more information visit: