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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...
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...
Fish rescue

Fish rescue

← Previous blog Next blog → Hello, my name is Cym and I’m the new Conservator at Colchester Museums. I’m starting this blog to share some conservation-related stories and interesting objects with you. One of the first things I did when starting...
Conserving the Tondo

Conserving the Tondo

← Previous blog Next blog → by Robert Entwistle, PACR, and Carrie Willis, Conservation Technician Background The marble relief Tondo by Michelangelo belongs to the Royal Academy of Arts in London. It is the only original Michelangelo in Britain. Here at...
Reflections

Reflections

← Previous blog Next blog → In this blog Tracy Satchwill, artist for Ipswich Museums’ ‘Ipswich and the Armistice’ project reflects on her experiences and what she’s learnt. Since mid June I have been working with Ipswich Museum on a project to commemorate...
Talking and Making

Talking and Making

← Previous blog Next blog → In her second blog Tracy Satchwill, artist for Ipswich Museums’ ‘Ipswich and the Armistice’ project reflects on meeting students and care home residents. Since mid-June I had been working with Ipswich Museum on a project to...

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