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Stories In Stone

Stories In Stone

Stories In Stone By Glynn Davis, Senior Collections and Learning Curator  * Click on the photos below to visit our Collections Online database and discover more about that object. * Colchester Museums care for a fascinating collection of Roman intaglios. These small...
Changing hands

Changing hands

Changing hands By Liz Tregenza, Collections and Learning Curator  In this blog post I’m going to concentrate on the people who previously owned Walton Bridges, and the significance of J.M.W. Turner’s art for those who collected it. Provenance is greatly...
Changing hands

Botanising Turner

Botanising Turner ​Guest blog by Dr David Waterhouse, Senior Curator of Natural History at Norfolk Museums Service Many of us have heard of forensic entomology – where the succession of various insects and other invertebrates found on corpses are used to figure out...
Creating Constable

Creating Constable

Creating Constable John Constable (1776-1837) – Willy Lott’s House, Flatford, 1816, oil on canvas   Family, Friends and Artists in East Anglia Emma Roodhouse, Collections and Learning Curator 2021 is a significant year for the artist, John Constable 1776-1837,...
A Tale of Two Portraits

A Tale of Two Portraits

← Previous blog Patricia Palmer, Visitor Experience Volunteer Each object and artefact in Ipswich Museum and Christchurch Mansion holds its own history and value, and it is hard to select a favourite. I have a soft spot for the bear; his eyes catch the light...
Why I Volunteer

Why I Volunteer

← Previous blog Hello, my name is Laura Jones and I have been volunteering with Ipswich Museums for over two years now. During my time here I have taken part in a number of different projects, volunteering alongside professional staff who have taught me so much...

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