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Patch Boxes

Patch Boxes

Patch Boxes By Dr Liz Tregenza * Click on the photos below to visit our Collections Online database and discover more. *   In Colchester’s collection there are a fairly large number of small and tactile delicately painted boxes. Mostly made during the 18th...
The Colchester Oyster Feast

The Colchester Oyster Feast

The Colchester Oyster Feast 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 is renowned for its ‘Colchester Native’ oysters. The oyster...
Hovering Around Colchester

Hovering Around Colchester

Hovering Around Colchester By Karen Baton, Assistant Collections and Learning Curator  * Click on the photos below to visit our Collections Online database and discover more. *   Why Look At Hoverflies? Insect collections provide a record of past biodiversity and...
Scraps of Nature

Scraps of Nature

Scraps of Nature Self portrait c.1800, oil on canvas IPSMG:R.1906.23    By Emma Roodhouse, Collections and Learning Curator  * Click on the photos below to visit our Collections Online database and discover more. * ​ ‘The subjects which he selected were such as...
Washed Ashore

Washed Ashore

Washed Ashore By Karen Baton, Assistant Collections and Learning Curator  * Click on the photos below to visit our Collections Online database and discover more. *   As restrictions loosen, we’re all starting to think about what we might be doing or where we...

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