This video briefly demonstrates the conservation cleaning process of the Staffordshire Hoard. It shows a damaged Hilt Plate (object K1083) being cleaned and conserved using the tools that the hoard conservators use daily to remove soil and reveal the details of the pieces. A Meiji stereo microscope with a camera attachment was used to produce this short video and the footage was taken at a magnification of 7.5x.

For more information on the process shown in the video please visit the Staffordshire Hoard conservation blog: staffordshirehoard.org.uk/cleaning-the-staffordshire-hoard

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