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Coroner confirms new Staffordshire Hoard find

By on 04/01/2013 in News with 0 Comments

The owners of the largest and most valuable collection of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found are set to spearhead a fundraising campaign to save newly discovered artefacts. Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Birmingham City Council jointly own the 3,900-piece Staffordshire Hoard, after a massive public fundraising effort and grants from public bodies raised £3.3m in 2009. A […]

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New finds discovered in Staffordshire Hoard field

By on 18/12/2012 in News with 0 Comments

More buried objects have been uncovered in a field where the Staffordshire Hoard was unearthed three years ago. Archaeologists working for Staffordshire County Council and English Heritage made the discovery when they were on site following the recent ploughing of the same field at Hammerwich, near Lichfield. Approximately 90 pieces of gold and silver have […]

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Join our Staffordshire Hoard webchat

By on 20/03/2012 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

[field name=iframe] Archaeology fans are set for a treat later this week as spectacular new images of the world famous Staffordshire Hoard are unveiled. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery experts will reveal the new photographs on Friday (23 March) as they take part in a live webchat, answering questions about the Hoard conservation project. BMAG […]

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The Hoard Conservation team in Washington D.C.

By on 07/11/2011 in Blog, Video News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery staff take us behind the scenes at the Staffordshire Hoard exhibition in Washington’s National Geographic Museum.

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Hoard could be set for more US displays

By on 03/11/2011 in News with 0 Comments

The runaway success of the opening of a Washington DC exhibition of the Staffordshire Hoard could pave the way for further US displays. More than 1,000 visitors flocked to the opening weekend of a 100-piece exhibition of the treasure at the National Geographic Museum – the second most successful opening ever at the museum. And […]

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Hoard set to wow Washington

By on 28/10/2011 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

The Staffordshire Hoard is set to dazzle audiences in the United States when a four-month exhibition opens in Washington DC this weekend. More than one hundred artefacts from the Hoard - the largest and most valuable collection of Anglo-Saxon treasure ever discovered - will be displayed at the National Geographic Museum from October 29, 2011 […]

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Hoard exclusive at Museum Collections Centre

By on 16/08/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Previously unseen items from the Staffordshire Hoard, Anglo-Saxon warriors and falconry displays are amongst the highlights at the Museum Collections Centre Open Day on Sunday 21 August, between 10.30am – 5pm, admission free. Ten previously unseen items from the Staffordshire Hoard, including gold buckles, hilt collars, a gold snake and garnets, will be placed on […]

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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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Video: Staffordshire Hoard on tour

By on 02/08/2011 in Blog, Video News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery staff take the world famous Staffordshire Hoard on tour to Lichfield Cathedral.

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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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