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Staffordshire Hoard Talks

Staffordshire Hoard Talks

11th April 2012

A series of talks on the Staffordshire Hoard will take place over the spring and summer at the Waterhall at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Four Staffordshire Hoard talks have been arranged that each provide a different perspective on the story of the Hoard.

The Finding of the Hoard – the Early Days’ - A talk with Dr Kevin Leahy. Sunday 22nd April, 2pm-3pm.

In this talk Dr Kevin Leahy, the National Adviser of Early Medieval Metalwork for the Portable Antiquities Scheme, discusses the exciting early days when the Hoard was discovered in a muddy field by a local metal detector, drawing upon the processes of finding archaeological material to uncovering its fascinating history.

Behind the Scenes at the Museum: Studying the Staffordshire Hoard. Sunday 20th May, 2pm-3pm.

This talk is a rare opportunity to learn from the experts more about the Conservation of the Staffordshire Hoard. The talk will be led by Deborah Magnoler, a conservator working on the Hoard, and Dr David Symons, Curator of Antiquities and Numismatics.

Warfare and Violence: the Making of Mercia. Sunday 22nd July, 2pm-3pm.

During the Anglo-Saxon period Staffordshire, where the hoard was discovered, was the centre of the Kingdom of Mercia. Join Dr Morn Capper in this talk about the historical context behind the Staffordshire Hoard. 

The Hoard as a Window onto England in the age of the Conversion to Christianity. Sunday 18th August, 2pm-3pm.

In this talk Professor Nicholas Brooks delves deeper into the context of the Staffordshire Hoard, looking at how religion was going through a process of change during this period in Britain and how the Hoard pieces can illustrate these changes.

Booking information 

Tickets for each talk are £6.

To book your ticket book online, or ring 0121 303 1966 or buy the tickets in person at the Gas Hall reception at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Advanced booking is advised for these events.

The Staffordshire Hoard is also on display at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and you can find more information in the Hoard on the Staffordshire Hoard website.







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