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Celebrities gather to celebrate Staffordshire Hoard acquisition

3 June 2010
Celebrities gather to celebrate Staffordshire Hoard acquisition On Tuesday 1 June, celebrities including Dame Judi Dench, Michael Palin, David Starkey and Tristram Hunt gathered at the British Museum for an Art Fund ‘thank you’ event for major supporters of the Staffordshire Hoard campaign. MORE...


£1.7 million needed to support the Hoard's future conservation and display

13 April 2010
£1.7 million needed to support the Hoard's future conservation and display Fundraising for Hoard’s conservation starts with a bang as £270,000 of the £1.7 million needed is secured and brand new National Geographic programme is aired internationally. MORE...

 

The New English Anglo-Saxon Finds: an expert talk

12 April 2010
The New English Anglo-Saxon Finds: an expert talk On 17 May 2010, Hoard expert Dr Kevin Leahy will give a talk on the importance of the Staffordshire Hoard. The talk will take place in Oldcotes, Worksop. MORE...

 

Staffordshire Hoard saved for the nation

23 March 2010
Staffordshire Hoard saved for the nation The Art Fund is delighted to announce that the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest archaeological Anglo-Saxon find ever unearthed, has been saved for the nation. The news comes after the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF), the government's fund of last resort for heritage items at risk, pledged £1,285,000, bringing the campaign to the £3.3m target, just over three weeks ahead of schedule. MORE...

 

Anglo-Saxon treasures spark nine year-old’s imagination

10 March 2010
Anglo-Saxon treasures spark nine year-old’s imagination The Art Fund today announces that the Staffordshire Hoard has captured the imagination of a nine-year-old girl, who was taken on a special trip to the treasure displays in Stoke-on-Trent after having pledged £10 from her own piggy bank in support of the campaign. MORE...

 Joint Display Signals Return of Anglo-Saxon Hoard

9 March 2010
Joint Display Signals Return of Anglo-Saxon Hoard A selection of 59 items from the Staffordshire Hoard will be on display in Birmingham from 13 March 2010. The items from the world’s largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon treasure include helmet fragments with animal decorations and warriors, previously unseen in Birmingham, and a crumpled gold cross and a red garnet stud. MORE...

 

Staffordshire Hoard Team Wins Current Archaeology Award

2 March 2010
Staffordshire Hoard Team Wins Current Archaeology Award Independent charity The Art Fund congratulates the Staffordshire Hoard team for winning the Current Archaeology award for ‘The Best Rescue Dig of the Year, 2010’. MORE...

 

26 February 2010
As the end of February fast approaches, the fundraising total for the Staffordshire Hoard campaign has reached £1m. MORE...

 

Prince of Wales to be first Royal to handle hoard in 1,400 years

19 February 2010
Prince of Wales to be first Royal to handle hoard in 1,400 years The Prince of Wales will today (Friday) become the first Royal to handle the Staffordshire Hoard in 1,400 years. The Royal visit coincides with news received by The Art Fund that the Staffordshire Hoard campaign fundraising total has now reached £820,000. MORE...

Historian Michael Wood backs Hoard campaign as 3,700 queue to see exhibition in Stoke

15 February 2010
Historian Michael Wood backs Hoard campaign as 3,700 queue to see exhibition in Stoke Historian and broadcaster Michael Wood has pledged his support for the Staffordshire Hoard campaign. His support comes as 3,700 people have queued to see an exhibition of the Hoard at the Potteries Museum, Stoke-on-Trent. MORE...

 

Historian Michael Wood unveils largest exhibition of Staffordshire Hoard as The Art Fund announces campaign reaches £750,000

12 February 2010
Historian Michael Wood unveils largest exhibition of Staffordshire Hoard as The Art Fund announces campaign reaches £750,000 Historian and broadcaster Michael Wood will today unveil the largest exhibition of the most valuable collection of Anglo-Saxon treasure ever found on UK soil. The Art Fund is also delighted to announce that the campaign has now reached £750,000, with over £200,000 coming in from members of the public. MORE...

 

Marina Warner steps in to back Hoard campaign

12 February 2010
Marina Warner steps in to back Hoard campaign Award winning novelist, mythographer and cultural historian Marina Warner has stepped in to pledge support for the Staffordshire Hoard campaign, The Art Fund today announces MORE...

 

National Treasure Dame Judi Dench joins campaign for Anglo-Saxon Treasures

3 February 2010
National Treasure Dame Judi Dench joins campaign for Anglo-Saxon Treasures Dame Judi Dench has joined the glittering list of celebrities who have pledged their support to save the £3.3million Staffordshire Hoard for the West Midlands, independent charity The Art Fund announces today. MORE...

A Signature donation for the Staffordshire Hoard

3 February 2010
A Signature donation for the Staffordshire Hoard A Birmingham based billboard poster owner, Signature Outdoor, has donated £195,000 worth of advertising to support the campaign to bring and keep the Anglo-Saxon Hoard back to the West Midlands. MORE...

 

Staffordshire Hoard petition on Number 10 website

3 February 2010
Staffordshire Hoard petition on Number 10 website An enthusiastic supporter of the nationwide campaign to save the Staffordshire Hoard for the West Midlands has set up a petition on the Number 10 website, the official site of the Prime Minister’s Office. MORE...

 

Volunteers come in hoards

1 February 2010
Volunteers come in hoards Museum officials at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery have been overwhelmed by volunteers who have offered more than 5,000 hours of their time to help steward the forthcoming exhibition of over 80 artefacts from The Staffordshire Hoard. MORE...

 

Staffordshire Hoard Book available now

26 January 2010
Staffordshire Hoard Book available now A book produced by the British Museum on The Staffordshire Hoard is now available and £1 from the sale of every book will go towards The Art Fund’s campaign to save the hoard for the West Midlands. MORE...

Horse’s head goes on display

25 January 2010
Horse’s head goes on display 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 next month. MORE...

 

Party leaders back Staffordshire Hoard campaign

25 January 2010
Party leaders back Staffordshire Hoard campaign The Art Fund today announces that the three major UK political party leaders are backing the Staffordshire Hoard campaign. MORE...

 

First week Hoard fundraising total announced

25 January 2010
First week Hoard fundraising total announced The Art Fund has today announced that the total raised at the end of the first week of the campaign to save the Hoard is £553,500. MORE...

 

Support is Brewing for the Staffordshire Hoard

19 January 2010
Support is Brewing for the Staffordshire Hoard The famous Staffordshire Hoard can now be found in liquid form as innovative local brewer Austen Morgan has created an official Hoard Beer. MORE...

Michael Palin steps in to the campaign

15 January 2010
Michael Palin steps in to the campaign Michael Palin has joined the list of high profile figures who have pledged support for The Art Fund's nationwide campaign to save the Staffordshire Hoard for the West Midlands. MORE...

 

Celebrities rally to help save Hoard

13 January 2010
Celebrities rally to help save Hoard Historians Dr David Starkey and Dr Tristram Hunt and broadcaster Tony Robinson are among the stellar supporters fronting the fundraising campaign to raise £3.3million to help save the spectacular Staffordshire Hoard for the nation. MORE...

 

£500,000 kickstarts campaign to save the Staffordshire Hoard

13 January 2010
£500,000 kickstarts campaign to save the Staffordshire Hoard The fundraising campaign to save the Staffordshire Hoard for the West Midlands has got off to a flying start MORE...

 

Two rock stars help drum up support

13 January 2010
Two rock stars help drum up support The Art Fund reveals today that two British rock stars have stepped in to pledge their support for the campaign to save the £3.3m Staffordshire Hoard for the West Midlands. MORE...


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