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Takeaways from China

Takeaways from China

← Previous blog The following is taken from an ICON article written by Conservator, Robert Entwistle Over the past 4 years Colchester + Ipswich Museums have had partnerships with 2 Chinese Museums, Xuzhou and Nanjing to put on exhibitions in Colchester Castle. I...
Apotropaic Magic

Apotropaic Magic

← Previous blog Audrey Woodhouse, Social History Volunteer at Ipswich Museums It’s the seventeenth century and superstition is rife. The Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins is causing an enormous stir in East Anglia, creating an intense paranoia amongst the...
Conserving Bones

Conserving Bones

← Previous blog Next blog → The following is taken from a presentation given by Robert Entwistle ACR and Emma Hogarth, Conservation Officers for Colchester + Ipswich Museums, at a NatSCA conference   The article by Lori Covington “A Sticky Solution”, in Icon...
Adorn: Medieval ‘Decade’ Ring

Adorn: Medieval ‘Decade’ Ring

← Previous blog Guest blog by Jill Holmen, Collections Manager at Epping Forest Museum Epping Forest District Museum has built up quite a collection of medieval rings over the last few years, mostly thanks to the Treasure Act (1996). I was especially pleased when...
Adorn: Timeless pieces

Adorn: Timeless pieces

← Previous blog Nicola Hearn, Adorn Volunteer Hi, my name is Nicola and over the summer I frequently volunteered for the exhibition Adorn, Jewellery; the Human Story. In today’s blog post I will be talking about my favourite case in the exhibition, Materials and...

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