Story

The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork ever found, anywhere in the world.

The acquisition, research and conservation of the Staffordshire Hoard has been generously funded by many grant-making trusts, public funders, corporate philanthropy and generous donations from the public.

The first stage research and conservation was completed in March 2014. 

There is still a lot of work for us to do.

Birmingham Museums Trust and Stoke Museums are fundraising for the second stage of conservation and research.

“Now we can join the pieces physically, we can start to piece together their meaning too – right now, we are only at the end of the beginning.” Anglo-Saxon specialist Chris Fern

The final stage of research will:

  • conserve and physically re-join pieces of the Hoard that we have matched,
  • conduct contextual research on hoarding,
  • undertake a comprehensive study to understand the craftsmanship of the cloisonné cellwork,
  • carry out a microscopic scientific analysis of as-yet-unidentified materials.

Your donations will help us continue our ground-breaking research, disseminate findings to specialists, and engage with the public through displays and outreach work.

Updates 9

**Update** The Birmingham Museums official Staffordshire Hoard monthly e-newsletter will be first published at the end of June. If you would like to be added to the circulation list, when donating confirm that we can contact you or email development@birminghammuseums.org.uk

15/06/15 11:36

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated, it brings us closer to the goal of completing the next essential stage of research. The future of the Hoard is in your hands!

29/05/15 09:19

Dr Ellen McAdam, Director of Birmingham Museums Trust said: “We are grateful to the people and organisations who have supported this project. To complete the final phase of this work we are asking the public and our supporters to donate to our fundraising campaign.”

26/05/15 05:15

All donations will go towards the goal of £120,000 for the second phase of research. Hundreds of fragments need to be grouped together to reveal remains of an incredibly rare high status helmet and a unique form of sword pommel will need further research.

26/05/15 05:14

*Breaking News!* Ground breaking research and conservation of the Staffordshire Hoard has uncovered two internationally important objects that link us to an age of warrior splendour, and further our knowledge of seventh century Anglo-Saxon England.

26/05/15 05:10

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Donations 23

Donation by Jonathan Hartwright on 10/08/15

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 04/08/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

As a lover of history and archaeology and a resident of Staffordshire I feel compelled to support this project again and look forward to seeing hoard again in future.

Donation by Anonymous on 27/07/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 25/07/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Christopher Clarke on 12/07/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 08/06/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

A magnificent collection indeed. Historic and romantic. Sorry I can't give more at this time.

Donation by Sue Brown on 08/06/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

I live near the site where the Hoard was found and for me this was one of the most exciting events that I have witnessed. It is History come alive and I look forward to the results of your research.

Donation by Anne Donegan on 06/06/15

£50.00

Donation by Ann Jenkinson on 29/05/15

Donation by Anonymous on 29/05/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 27/05/15

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

so important for posterity.

Donation by Mary McCarthy on 26/05/15

Saw the Hoard in Washington. It was worth the trip!

Donation by F L Watkins on 26/05/15

$20.00

Donation by Lara on 26/05/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

I donated to the acquisition. I'm pleased to be able to support the final phase of discovery.

Donation by Rachel C on 26/05/15

Donation by Anonymous on 26/05/15

Donation by Anonymous on 26/05/15

Donation by Anonymous on 22/03/15

Donation by Anonymous on 07/02/15

Glad to help raise money for the research and preservation of the Staffordshire Hoard, a national treasure.

Donation by Chris Cooper on 18/12/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Keep up the wonderful work :-)

Donation by Lina Knuth-Winterfeldt on 05/12/14

£10.00

Donation by Anonymous on 14/10/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

For the Staffordshire Hoard

Donation by Anonymous on 18/01/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£535.68
  • Offline donations£25,952.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£26,487.68
  • Gift Aid£115.00

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