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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 second 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 4

Introducing another of our two new Staffordshire Hoard Conservators: Dr Eleanor Blakelock: Metals Specialist http://www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk/introducing-dr-eleanor-blakelock-metals-specialist

10/02/15 11:57

Introducing one of our two new Staffordshire Hoard Conservators: Peter Mc Elhinney: Organics specialist: http://www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk/introducing-organics-specialist

10/02/15 11:56

The Second Phase of the Staffordshire Hoard Conservation programme is officially underway! Birmingham Museums Trust has recruited two new conservators to work on the new project: Peter Mc Elhinney, Organics specialist and Dr Eleanor Blakelock, Metals Specialist. Welcome aboard!

10/02/15 11:53

Thank you to everyone that has donated to the Staffordshire Hoard. It is wonderful to think that thanks to supporters like you, the Hoard is now staying in the region, on permanent display and will continue to be the focus of essential research and conservation. Thank you!

08/12/14 09:10

Raising money for

Birmingham Museums

Birmingham Museums

Charity Registration No. 1147014

Birmingham Museums Trust manages the museum sites and collections owned by Birmingham City Council. These are Aston Hall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Blakesley Hall, Museum Collections Centre, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Sarehole Mill, Soho House, Thinktank and Weoley Castle.

Donations 6

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£165.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£165.00
  • Gift Aid£38.75

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