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SpoOOOooky Happenings at Ipswich Museum

SpoOOOooky Happenings at Ipswich Museum

← Previous blog Eleanor Root, Colchester and Learning Curaor (Ipswich) When the amazing kids from Suffolk Family Carers arrived at Ipswich Museum for their Hallowe’en party the Museum was pitch black. We hadn’t forgotten that we’d invited nearly 30 young people...
Adorn: Viking Ring

Adorn: Viking Ring

← Previous blog Guest blog by Carolyn Wingfield, Curator at Saffron Walden Museum This ring was found by a metal-detectorist near Thaxted, Essex in 2013. After it was reported under the Treasure Act (1996), it was purchased for Saffron Walden Museum’s archaeology...
Adorn: Symbols

Adorn: Symbols

← Previous blog Ben Paites, Collections and Learning Curator What fascinates me most about jewellery is the hidden meaning behind the designs and styles people choose to wear. This can sometimes be simply down to personal preference, but while researching the...
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...

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