This online talk is on the Staffordshire Hoard and other great finds from Staffordshire.

Part of the new online Lecture Series, our talks sees in-house experts introduce the amazing collections direct to you in your home. Streamed live via zoom, this exclusive series covers a range of engaging and thought-provoking topics.

For our first series, we’re working in partnership with the Portable Antiquities Scheme, which recorded its 1.5millionth archaeological find in July 2020. Nationally, the scheme is run by the British Museum. Birmingham Museums Trust manage the regional team, which employs a team of four Finds Liaison Officers who work in collaboration with organisations across the West Midlands. Every year thousands of archaeological objects are discovered, many of these unearthed by metal detectorists, but also by people whilst out walking, gardening or going about their daily work. Finds recorded by the team help advance knowledge of the history and archaeology of England and Wales.

The Finds Liaison Officers will bring their expertise direct to you in a series of one-hour lectures with the opportunity to ask questions at the end.

Lecture 4 - The Staffordshire Hoard and More: 50 finds from Staffordshire

Since 1997, the Portable Antiquities Scheme has been recording archaeological discoveries made by members of the public from every county in England and Wales. The scheme operates the largest database of archaeological finds in the world, now totalling over 1.5 million. Over 10,000 of these objects were found in Staffordshire. This talk highlights a recent publication, 50 Finds from Staffordshire by Amberley Publishing, which highlights author Teresa Gilmore’s top 50 finds from the region. Teresa will discuss these discoveries, including the Staffordshire Hoard, along with the important work that the Portable Antiquities Scheme does. 

Talk by Teresa Gilmore, Finds Liaison Officer for East Staffordshire and North West Midlands - based at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

How it works

Once you have signed up to the lecture, a unique invite will be sent for an online zoom webinar, along with instructions of how to log on.

Make a booking

Pre-booking is essential. When booking online please select your preferred date and time slot and ensure your ticket states that it is for 'The Staffordshire Hoard and More: 50 finds from Staffordshire'.

Potteries Museum and Art Gallery and City of Stoke-on-Trent Council logos

The Staffordshire Hoard is owned by Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent City Councils on behalf of the nation and is cared for by Birmingham Museums Trust and The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. The Staffordshire Hoard was acquired with donations from members of the public following a huge campaign led by the Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for art. The acquisition was also generously supported by the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Birmingham City Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Wartski, and many other trusts and foundations, and corporate philanthropy.