Museums face race to raise cash for Anglo-Saxon hoard
Published on September 25th, 2009 | by Admin1
Museums hoping to buy the Anglo-Saxon ‘Staffordshire hoard‘ are facing a race against time to raise funds for the purchase.
They have just four months to come up with the money from the date valuation is agreed, under the Treasure Act Code of Conduct.
Independent dealers are likely to value the hoard, thought to contain some 1,500 gold and silver items dating from about 700AD, at several million pounds.
But Birmingham Museum, the Potteries Museum in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire County Council, face the toughest fund-raising landscape in years.