Worcestershire Hoard To Go On Public Display
Article created on 15th February 2013
From Saturday March 9, 2013 at the County Museum, Hartlebury
Museums Worcestershire is pleased to announce that the Worcestershire Hoard is now on its way back to the county from the British Museum and will be on display at the County Museum at Hartlebury from March 9 onwards.
The Hoard will be on display at Hartlebury in its unconserved state, whilst fundraising continues to enable Museums Worcestershire to conserve the coins and display them around the county.
Last November, Museums Worcestershire was given 4 months to raise the sum necessary to acquire the Hoard, which it managed through donations from the residents of Worcestershire, together with £4,500 from the V&A Purchase Grant Fund and £2,250 from the Headley Trust Archaeological Acquisition Fund. Worcestershire Archaeological Society also greatly boosted the fund by donating more than £1,000 to the appeal. In April Museums Worcestershire will launch a new appeal to conserve and display the coins around the county.
John Campion, Chairman of the Joint Museums Committee says: "We are very pleased to be able to show the Worcestershire Hoard at Hartlebury whilst fundraising continues to enable us to conserve the Hoard for future generations. We are very grateful to the communities of Worcestershire who have raised the money needed to acquire the Hoard and we will welcome it back with open arms. We hope Worcestershire residents will take the opportunity to come and see the Hoard at Hartlebury, even though it's still covered in mud it is amazing to think this was buried in Worcestershire soil for 1800 years."
Conservation of the Hoard will take place at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum later in the year, and residents will be able to watch conservation as it happens.
The County Museum at Hartlebury is open Tuesday – Friday 10am, - 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am – 5pm. For more details please see www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk