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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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Metal Detectors – Most Magnificent Treasures Found.

Treasure! The vaults of museums around the world are filled with precious antiquities, but who knows how many historical gems are still out there waiting to be unearthed? This list shows, that anyone can strike it lucky… even you. So grab your metal detector and get searching. Advanced modern technology and availability of equipment made…

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Staffordshire Hoard to go on World tour

Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent in discussions over world tour. A selection of pieces from the Staffordshire Hoard may go on show in museums worldwide as part of an international tour. Birmingham City Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council, the joint owners of the Anglo Saxon treasure trove, say that they are in discussions about sending the seventh-century…

A three-year touring Staffordshire Hoard exhibition has been launched

A three-year touring Staffordshire Hoard exhibition has been launched The hoard comprises more than 1,500 Anglo-Saxon items found with a metal detector by Terry Herbert buried on a farm in Staffordshire in July 2009. The collection was subsequently valued at £3.3m and is now owned by Birmingham City Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council. The three-year touring…