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Staffordshire Hoard to remain in West Midlands

Posted March 23rd, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Excellent news!

Staffordshire Hoard: BBC News

Staffordshire Hoard: BBC News

According to the BBC Website:

The Staffordshire Hoard is to remain in the West Midlands after the £3.3m purchase price was met.

This news follows on from previous fears that the hoard could be sold on the open market if enough money was not raised in time.

A National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) grant of £1.285m has been added to money raised by a campaign involving Stoke and Birmingham councils.

The Memorial Fund grant stops the collection from being divided up and sold to private collectors.

Items from the hoard are still on display at The Potteries Museum and at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery until 18 April.

The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery provides more information here.

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