Posts Tagged ‘ Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery ’

England welcomes in the year of the snake: Chinese New Year celebrations

Feb 9th, 2013 | By

Where to welcome in Chinese New Year in England



Supporting the Staffordshire Hoard

Jan 15th, 2010 | By

Back in September (CD-Traveller 30/9/09) we wrote about the Staffordshire Hoard of over 1500 finds that had been found in a field by a metal detector. When they went on display in Birmingham, the queues to see it went around the museum and tickets were rationed. (www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk.)
Such a magnificent find (for once the word isn’t an exaggeration) deserves to stay in the Midlands rather than London and so Birmingham Art Gallery & Museum is trying to raise £3.3 million in just 13 weeks to buy the hoard. They will then need another £1.7 million to display it. So far £500,000 has been raised in the first week.
If you feel you can contribute, please go to www.artfund.org/staffordshire_hoard/



Anglo-Saxon Gold in Birmingham

Sep 30th, 2009 | By

Unless you have been asleep for the last week you will know that an amateur metal detector found a magnificent hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold in a field in Staffordshire last July. The finds, amounting to over 1500, have been partially cleaned and experts are drooling over quite what this means and how it explains what idiots over the years have called the Dark Ages. Dark they certainly weren’t and this treasure shows how capable they were at working metals and how artistic they were as well.