We’re “Bringing the Hoard Home”
Warwickshire Museum Service is delighted to announce that they have met the £62,000 funding target needed to purchase the Roman Hoard.
The fundraising campaign has been a huge success and has received interest from all over the world. In addition to the successful applications to the V&A Purchase Grant Fund for £30,000 and the Art Fund totalling £14,000, a fundraising evening was held raising over £2,000.The rest has been made up of very generous donations from supporters of the Museum Service.
Sara Wear, curator of Human History, said “The interest the hoard and the campaign has generated is far beyond what anyone could have imagined. We have received donations and enquires from all over the world. We are sure, once the hoard is on display, it will attract visitors to the town and to Warwickshire. On behalf of the Warwickshire County Council Museum Service, we would like to thank everyone who has contributed to bringing the hoard home for generations to come to enjoy.”
We hope to be able to bring the hoard back to Warwickshire within the next few months so that it can be displayed at the Market Hall Museum this summer.