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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...
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...
Conserving iron

Conserving iron

← Previous blog Cym Storey, Conservator, Colchester Museums While in one of the museum store rooms recently I came across a set of four painted cast iron stove panels (COLEM:1926.5196) in need of conservation. The panels were very dirty and corroded, and losses...
Adorn: A Volunteer’s View

Adorn: A Volunteer’s View

← Previous blog Next blog → Tom Harffey, Adorn Volunteer The Adorn exhibition is an eye-opening, incredible collection of ancient jewellery, mostly found in the local area. We as humans have always been intelligent and skillful, and it truly is both a...

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