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Mollusc-land

Mollusc-land

← Previous blog By Karen Banton, Assistant Collections and Learning Curator My second John Ellerman Foundation-funded project has been getting the Colchester mollusc collection in order. Five months. Four cupboards. Lots of molluscs. And a surprising number of...
Adorn: Natural Wonders

Adorn: Natural Wonders

← Previous blog By Sophie Stevens, Collections and Learning Curator: Adorn As a Natural Science specialist, when I heard that the whole team would be involved in curating Adorn, I made it my aim to get some specimens from the NS collections on display! As a team...
Jobcentre Takeover!

Jobcentre Takeover!

← Previous blog For two very different organisations, Ipswich Museums and the Jobcentre Plus have discovered that we have a surprising amount in common. Most of all, we want to find ways to be useful to our local communities and support Ipswich’s wonderful and...
What Didn’t Make the Cut?

What Didn’t Make the Cut?

← Previous blog Glynn Davis, Lead Curator: Adorn Over two and half years in the planning, development and delivery, Adorn: Jewellery the Human Story is the first exhibition to open at Colchester Castle for quite some time. It features over 300 objects that all...
Behind the Bling

Behind the Bling

← Previous blog At Colchester Museums preparations are in full swing for our upcoming exhibition Adorn: Jewellery, the Human Story. The exhibition will explore the hidden stories of personal adornment, from Bronze Age beginnings to modern makers, and feature...
No vote, no census!

No vote, no census!

← Previous blog   On the night of 2nd April 1911, approximately thirty women from Ipswich and the surrounding area gathered inside the Old Museum Rooms at no.13 Museum Street with plans to spend the night. Whilst there would be songs and games, this was no...

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