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dc.contributor.creatorScully, Marc
dc.contributor.creatorCapper, Morn D.T.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-10T10:59:03Z
dc.date.available2018-10-10T10:59:03Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationScully, M.D. and Capper, M.D.T., 2016. Ancient objects with modern meanings: museums, volunteers, and the Anglo-Saxon `Staffordshire Hoard' as a marker of 21st-century regional identity. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 39 (2), pp.181-203. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2016.1105996en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10395/2241
dc.descriptionAncient objects with modern meanings: museums, volunteers, and the Anglo-Saxon `Staffordshire Hoard' as a marker of 21st-century regional identityen_US
dc.description.abstractThe Staffordshire Hoard is the largest Anglo-Saxon gold hoard ever found. On display from soon after its discovery in 2009 during fundraising to secure it for the region, the Hoard has become a source of local pride in Staffordshire, receiving over a million visitors. This article explores the Hoard as a marker of identity, both in the past and in the present and evaluates how the ‘treasure process’, museums and museum volunteers are shaping public identification with the Anglo-Saxon past of the Mercian kingdom. Drawing on focus group data, we argue that aspects of the naming and display of the Hoard have encouraged its inclusion in existing narratives of belonging and ‘authenticity’ in Staffordshire. Such archaeological discoveries have the potential to provide points of continuity between the post-industrial present and the distant past, and stimulate a reconsideration of the present status of the region in contemporary cultural and political discourse.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries39;2
dc.rights.urihttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/01419870.2016.1105996?needAccess=trueen_US
dc.subjectStaffordshire Hoarden_US
dc.subjectMaterial cultureen_US
dc.subjectAnglo-Saxon Archaeologyen_US
dc.subjectRegional identityen_US
dc.subjectMuseum volunteersen_US
dc.subjectHeritageen_US
dc.titleAncient objects with modern meanings: museums, volunteers, and the Anglo-Saxon `Staffordshire Hoard' as a marker of 21st-century regional identity (pre-print version)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.type.supercollectionmic_published_revieweden_US
dc.description.versionYesen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01419870.2016.1105996


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