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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...
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...
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...
Adorn: Behind the Bling

Adorn: Behind the Bling

← Previous blog Next 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,...

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