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Staffordshire Hoard conservation registered for award

The Institute for Conservation has short-listed Birmingham Museum’s work for the Keck prize. The institute, a charity that encourages and supports the preservation of historical and artistic works, presents the award every two years. It is meant to be given to “the individual or group who has contributed most towards promoting public understanding and appreciation…

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Gold Treasure Hoard in Thailand

The gold treasure was unearthed after the land owner decided prepare the ground to plant oil palm trees. After heavy rain last Saturday, the land owner and workers planting the trees came across a buried hoard of gold. The news spread and a gold rush followed with hundreds of people from nearby villages and even…

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Viking Hoard bought by the Yorkshire Museum

A museum’s campaign to buy a Viking hoard worth more than £50,000 has been successful. The hoard was discovered in Bedale, North Yorkshire, in 2012 and includes a gold sword pommel and silver neck ring and collar. The Yorkshire Museum launched an appeal in January to raise the funds to buy the hoard, which was…