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Worcestershire Hoard is returning to the county
1:10pm Monday 18th February 2013 in News
MUSEUMS Worcestershire is pleased to announce that the Worcestershire Hoard, which was discovered by a man from Redditch, is 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 four 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.
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.
For more details, see www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk.