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Staffordshire Hoard closed to refresh artefacts

Staffordshire Hoard Credit: PA Pictures

The largest ever Staffordshire Hoard gallery will close for 24 hours today to allow fresh artefacts to be displayed and some of the current artefacts to be further analysed.

The exhibition at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery includes 226 artefacts from the seventh century.

"One of the fascinating aspects of this wonderful treasure is that researchers and conservationists are analysing the artefacts at the same time as items are on public display."

“We will have some different artefacts in the display from Thursday, which will be a great opportunity for people to come along and see the new displays for themselves.”

Councillor Mark Meredith, cabinet member for economic development.

Artefacts from the Staffordshire Hoard Credit: PA Pictures

The exhibition ‘Staffordshire Hoard: Dark Age Discovery’ is on display at the museum until 1 September 2013.

The 3,300-piece hoard is jointly owned by Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Birmingham City Council.