While museums around the world are shuttered due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo’s usual weekly pick of exhibition openings will be replaced by a selection of digital initiatives providing virtual access to art and culture.
With more than 3,500 items, amounting to some 5kg of gold and 1.4kg of silver – plus thousands of garnets – the Staffordshire hoard remains the largest cache of Anglo-Saxon metalwork ever found. In 2010, it was acquired jointly for the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent; the two institutions have since collaborated on a sumptuous website, with high-resolution photography of each object, along with in-depth analysis. Find out more at the Staffordshire Hoard website.
Preview below | View Apollo’s Art Diary here