The Conservation Team at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery have started video blogging about their conservation work on the Staffordshire Hoard. Three videos have so far been released on the museum’s Youtube page.
The first one introduces the three person team carrying out the conservation work: Deborah Cane, the project manager, Cymbeline Storey and Deborah Magnoler.
The second and third videos, dated March 24th and 25th, feature some of the work being done by the conservation team, as well as Dr David Symons, curator at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and Fleur Shearman, a conservator at the British Museum. They also note a new discovery on one of the pieces of the Hoard.
The team notes that “the aim of video blogging is to keep the public up to date with the ongoing conservation work on the Hoard.”
The Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery has also started today holding special tours that will enable people to see both the Staffordshire Hoard in the gallery and work going on in the Conservation Studio. Conservation staff will be on hand to demonstrate how they are conserving the Hoard and other experts will be giving talks on some of the aspects of the Anglo Saxon treasure. The tours are held only on the first Wednesday of each month and are priced at £20 per person.
The April 6th and May 4th tours have sold out, while booking is taking place for the tours on June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd, September 7th, October 5th, November 2nd and December 7th.