These are our links for June 3rd through June 9th:
- Another landmark in the Staffordshire Hoard campaign | birminghamnewsroom.com – The campaign to permanently display the Staffordshire Hoard in the Midlands has passed another major milestone.<br />
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent have now transferred £3.3 million to the British Museum for the joint acquisition of the world famous collection of Anglo-Saxon gold.<br />
That means the farmer on whose land the treasure was found, and the metal detecting enthusiast who discovered it will now receive their money (a 50/50 split of £3.285 million).
- Lord Mayor visits Old Town Hall | Hands on Handsworth – The Old Town hall is just off Slack Lane in Handsworth and is looked after by the Handsworth Historical Society, all volunteers.<br />
The society were delighted in May to win the Arts & Culture Award at the Pride in Handsworth Award and said “that they had never in over forty years been recognised for the work they have done”. On the 11th May they were also delighted to welcome the Lord Major & Majoress to the Old Town Hall
- BLDGBLOG: Bloggers in the Archive – "…what if you could install an architecture blogger—or a film blogger, a food blogger, an archaeology blogger, a fiction blogger—in an overlooked archive somewhere, anywhere in the world, and thus help to reveal those items to the general public?"