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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...
Mansion Guiding

Mansion Guiding

← Previous blog Gillian Barnett, Christchurch Mansion Volunteer Guide It was 1990 when I first discovered Christchurch Mansion. Having moved to Suffolk from a Garden City in Hertfordshire I found the medieval buildings in Ipswich and their associated history...
Unboxing Boxstones

Unboxing Boxstones

← Previous blog Karen Banton, Assistant Collections and Learning Curator Ipswich Museum is home to some fossils that are unique to Suffolk and North-East Essex: the Suffolk Boxstones. Thanks to the John Ellerman Foundation, I got to spend five months learning...
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...

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