Tag: anglo-saxon

X-ray vision sheds light on the Staffordshire Hoard story

By on 04/08/2011 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Conservation experts are employing 21st Century techniques to shed light on the origins of a hoard of 1,400-year-old Anglo-Saxon gold. Conservators at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) are using state-of-the-art X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) as they piece together the story of the Staffordshire Hoard. The technique will enable experts to analyse the exact metallic composition […]

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Staffordshire Hoard is set to dazzle the United States

By on 25/07/2011 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Glittering gold from ancient England is set to dazzle audiences in the United States, Birmingham City Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and National Geographic announced today. More than one hundred artefacts from the Staffordshire Hoard - the largest and most valuable collection of Anglo-Saxon treasure ever discovered - will be displayed in Washington D.C. later this […]

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Behind the scenes Hoard tours a hit

By on 31/03/2011 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

A new tour offering a behind the scenes look at the Staffordshire Hoard conservation work at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is proving to be a big hit. Scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month, the tour gives visitors the chance to talk to the experts who have been working on the world famous […]

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A Signature donation for the Staffordshire Hoard

By on 02/02/2010 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham billboard poster owner, Signature Outdoor, has offered up to £195,000 worth of advertising to support the campaign to bring the Anglo Saxon Hoard back to the West Midlands. The first of three campaigns promised begins today, 2 February 2010, and will last for two weeks on high profile sites at the M6, New Street […]

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Last chance to see the Hoard

By on 09/10/2009 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery staff are bracing themselves for a a weekend rush to the the world famous Staffordshire Hoard Exhibition. BBC link: Last chance to see the gold hoard show http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8298481.stm In response to huge demand, the opening hours of BMAG have been extended until the exhibition closes on October 13th. The opening hours […]

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Staffordshire Hoard opening times

By on 02/10/2009 in News with 0 Comments

Planning a trip to Birmingham to see the world famous Staffordshire Hoard this weekend? In response to huge demand, the opening hours of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery have been extended until the exhibition closes on October 13th. The opening hours will be: Saturday 3rd Oct 9am – 6pm Sunday 4th Oct 11am to 6pm […]

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Hoard fundraising plans to be announced

By on 28/09/2009 in News with 2 Comments

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery will work closely with partners to identify fundraising opportunities to permanently acquire the now world famous Staffordshire Hoard. And Cllr Martin Mullaney, Birmingham City Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture, will shortly announce a fundraising campaign to keep the largest ever find of Anglo-Saxon treasure in the Midlands. […]

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Treasure hunters flock to Birmingham

By on 26/09/2009 in News with 0 Comments

Around 7,000 people visited Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery's Staffordshire Hoard exhibition in the first two days as history fans from across the UK flocked to Birmingham. Visitors queued for up to an hour on Saturday September 26 to see selected objects from the largest ever find of Anglo-Saxon treasure. And, with worldwide coverage sparking […]

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See the Staffordshire Hoard

By on 26/09/2009 in News with 0 Comments

Looking for something to do this weekend? Look no further than a trip to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) to see the world famous Staffordshire Hoard. The Staffordshire Hoard Exhibition Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (see map below) Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH Tel: +44 (0)121 303 2834 Admission: Free. Opening Times: Monday – […]

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Gold Rush at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

By on 25/09/2009 in News, Video News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) was at the centre of a gold-rush this morning as hundreds of people jostled for a first view of the now world famous Staffordshire Hoard. Almost 1,000 people arrived to see the Anglo-Saxon treasures within the first hour and, with massive interest across the globe, museum staff are bracing […]

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