Staffordshire Hoard update
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Staffordshire Hoard update

ELB writes:

The ASNC department's very own Prof. Simon Keynes was among the experts invited to view and discuss the Staffordshire Hoard as part of the fundraising campaign, led by the The Art Fund, to raise the money necessary to keep the Hoard in the country. Tony Robinson has an article in today's Sunday Times which discusses it further. Meanwhile, Richard Brooks, in the same newspaper's 'Culture' supplement hints that the National Heritage Memorial Fund may shortly be able to provide around £1.5 million pounds towards the cost of purchasing the Hoard, which could be added to the £1.6 million already raised to date. We await further news.

- Festival Of Ideas - Saturday 23rd October
Dr Elizabeth Boyle writes: Tomorrow the ASNC Department will be holding an 'Anglo-Saxon Treasure' afternoon, as part of Cambridge University's Festival of Ideas. From 1.30pm until 5pm, the Department will open its doors (on the 2nd floor...

- More Pieces From The Staffordshire Hoard Discovered
The Staffordshire Hoard has now grown by a further 81 pieces, after a Coroner?s Court declared yesterday that the newly found objects were part of the Anglo-Saxon treasure.  South Staffordshire Coroner Andrew Haigh ruled that 81 of the 91 pieces...

- Money Raised To Keep Staffordshire Hoard In England
The campaign to keep the Staffordshire Hoard in England has successfully raised the £3.3 million needed to purchase the Anglo-Saxon treasure. The Art Fund announced today that the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) has pledged £1,285,000 to complete...

- Campaign To Save The Staffordshire Hoard Begins
Historian David Starkey made a passionate plea for funds to keep the Staffordshire Hoard for the area where it was found. He was among several prominent public figures supporting the campaign, launched by The Art Fund charity, to raise the £3.3 million...

- Anglo-saxon Hoard: Gold From England's Dark Ages
Selected objects from the Staffordshire Hoard, entitled 'Anglo-Saxon Hoard: Gold from England's Dark Ages' will go on show at the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC (1145 17th Street NW), from October 29, 2011 - March 6, 2012. Further...

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