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The story of the Staffordshire Hoard is still shrouded in mystery. Who owned these amazing objects, how did their makers achieve such fine detail, and why was every item destroyed and buried?
The newly launched Treasury Appeal supports the production of handling replicas of key objects, which will help children and visitors with additional needs understand the story of the Staffordshire Hoard. High quality replicas, which thanks to local jewellery skills will be indistinguishable from the originals, will be displayed in the gallery when objects are exhibited by other museums.
“Being able to handle a replica artefact and examine the intricate designs close up allows visitors to experience the Staffordshire Hoard in a new way.”
Pieta Greaves, Staffordshire Hoard Conservation Coordinator.
Help share the story of the Staffordshire Hoard by donating to the Treasury Appeal and receive great rewards.
Donate securely online, by texting ‘GOLD15 £5’ to 70070 or using the details below.
Birmingham Museums would like to thank History West Midlands for supporting the Treasury Appeal.
Help uncover the stories of the Hoard by donating to the scientific and historical research programme, and the essential conservation of the objects.
Donate securely online, by texting ‘STAF09 £3’ to 70070 or using the details below.
You can donate by sending a cheque to the address below, or call 0121 348 8293 to pay by card.
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Please makes cheques payable to 'Birmingham Museums Trust' and specify which project you would like to support.
Birmingham Museums Trust (on behalf of Birmingham City Council) is the joint acquiring partner of The Staffordhire Hoard with The Potteries Museum, Stoke-on-Trent (part of Stoke-on-Trent City Council). We are working with partners in Staffordshire County Council, Lichfield District Council, Tamworth Borough Council, The British Museum, English Heritage and the Portable Antiquities Scheme. The Staffordshire Hoard was originally acquired in March 2010 thanks to a public donations campaign led by the Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for art.
To find out more, please visit www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk
For further information please contact:
The Fundraising and Development Office, Birmingham Museums Trust
Telephone: 0121 348 8293