The Art Fund announced on January 25th that the total raised at the end of the first week of the campaign to save the Staffordshire Hoard was £553,500.
The figure includes an initial grant of £300,000 from The Art Fund, £100,000 donated by each Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent City Councils. The other £53,500 has been raised by public donation. Anyone wishing to donate can do so using The Art Fund’s official donation website
More than 80 of the most significant artefacts from the Hoard, including items never seen before, will be on display at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent between 13 February and 7 March.
A dazzlingly detailed horse’s head will be one of a number of new items from the Staffordshire Hoard to be exhibited for the first time ever. The intricate artefact is just a few inches in length, yet contains remarkably delicate filigree gold designs.