Throughout history objects have been assigned value in disparate and disproportionate ways. HOARD explores how objects are invested with abstract value, and our motivation for accumulation and possession of material wealth. From the Bronze Age to the present, one can trace the history of human value- systems not only through the objects stored away (buried in the ground as savings for the future or as sacrificial offerings), but also the containers we have used to protect them. In times of uncertainty (war, plague, financial crisis, etc.), the urge to stockpile capital in physical form becomes all the more prevalent. Long a er such crises have passed and the original owners have themselves returned to the ground, these troves remain as evidence of that paranoid desire. Over the last century, metal- detector hobbyists and archeologists alike have discovered abundances of coins, jewelry, and ceremonial tools dating back to 2400 BCE, such the Dorchester Hoard and the Vale of York Hoard. The sentiments and use-value of the objects is lost; they become treasure, artifacts, or mere curiosities.