The Headley Trust
The Headley Museums Archaeological Acquisition Fund

Roman gold lamella or amulet, 60 - 150 AD.  Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich

Background

The Headley Museums Archaeological Acquisition Fund has been established by the Headley Trust, one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. Its trustees realise the great difficulties many regional and local museums find in raising the money to buy archaeological artefacts. They are also aware of the proliferation of finds as a consequence of the success of the Portable Antiquities Scheme. The Headley initiative is intended to help museums secure and display notable finds.

A selection of objects purchased with the help of the Headley Trust is shown on this site.

The Headley Scheme runs alongside and in collaboration with the V&A Purchase Grant Fund.