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Staffordshire Hoard conservation registered for award

The Institute for Conservation has short-listed Birmingham Museum’s work for the Keck prize. The institute, a charity that encourages and supports the preservation of historical and artistic works, presents the award every two years. It is meant to be given to “the individual or group who has contributed most towards promoting public understanding and appreciation of the accomplishments of the conservation profession”. The hoard is displayed across four sites, at the Potteries Museum, Lichfield Cathedral, Tamworth Castle and Birmingham Museum.

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staffordshhire hoard metal detecting gold hoardA strip of gold bearing a biblical inscription: “Rise up, o Lord, and may thy enemies be dispersed and those who hate thee be driven from thy face”

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