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Mackmurdo and the Century Guild

Mackmurdo and the Century Guild

Mackmurdo and the Century Guild By Liz Tregenza, Collections and Learning Curator * Click on the photos below to visit our Collections Online database and discover more about that object. *   Colchester + Ipswich Museums hold a rich collection of material...
John  Moore of Ipswich

John Moore of Ipswich

John Moore of Ipswich ‘A painter of land and sea’ by Emma Roodhouse, Collections and Learning Curator * Click on the photos below to visit our Collections Online database and discover more about Moore. * “Visitors to the gallery always look for a...
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...
Botanising Turner

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

A Tale of Two Portraits 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...

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