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The online catalogue does not include details of all our collections. Contact us for further information on collections not yet featured online.
Since its discovery in 2009, the decoration of the Staffordshire Hoard has attracted much attention. The remarkable craftsmanship of the Anglo-Saxons produced stunning and intricate designs through casting, filigree (delicate wire work) and garnet cloisonné (cut gemstones separated by strips of gold). The designs in the hoard are typical of Germanic (a diverse group of […]
It’s strange times we’re living in, and many of us are joining the working-from-home club or entering periods of social isolation. While our museum doors may be temporarily closed to the public, we’re fortunate enough that the wonders of the internet has made keeping everyone in touch easier than ever, and we’ll be using our […]
We hold objects that used to be part of the Staffordshire Police Museum. The collection is varied and illustrates the history of policing in Staffordshire through photography, ephemera, uniform, and equipment. Some of the Staffordshire Police Collection, and other objects relating to the history of policing, are available to browse in our online catalogue. If […]
Still Life with Pigeon (1928) by William Coldstream (1908-1987) We are always very grateful that people generously offer us items for the museum collections. We were recently delighted by a gift of the painting, Still Life with Pigeon (1928) by William Coldstream (1908-1987). Coldstream was one of the most influential British painters of the 20th […]
The Arnold Bennett Collection is wide ranging, encompassing paintings and drawings by Bennett, letters, manuscripts, plays, photographs and books. It also includes objects owned by Bennett and his family. The collection has been put together over many years. Many items were donated to the City of Stoke-on-Trent in the 1950s when the Arnold Bennett Museum […]
This rather enigmatic portrait of a lady, known as The Lilac Dress, is one of the earliest paintings purchased for the museum’s fine art collection in 1926. The Lancashire-born artist Phillip Connard RA (1875-1958), first worked as a house painter and studied art part-time until he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art. […]