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Adorn: Symbols

Adorn: Symbols

← Previous blog Ben Paites, Collections and Learning Curator What fascinates me most about jewellery is the hidden meaning behind the designs and styles people choose to wear. This can sometimes be simply down to personal preference, but while researching the...
Adorn: Natural Wonders

Adorn: Natural Wonders

← Previous blog By Sophie Stevens, Collections and Learning Curator: Adorn As a Natural Science specialist, when I heard that the whole team would be involved in curating Adorn, I made it my aim to get some specimens from the NS collections on display! As a team...
Adorn: What Didn’t Make the Cut?

Adorn: What Didn’t Make the Cut?

← Previous blog Next blog → Glynn Davis, Lead Curator: Adorn Over two and half years in the planning, development and delivery, Adorn: Jewellery the Human Story is the first exhibition to open at Colchester Castle for quite some time. It features over 300...
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,...
No vote, no census!

No vote, no census!

← Previous blog   On the night of 2nd April 1911, approximately thirty women from Ipswich and the surrounding area gathered inside the Old Museum Rooms at no.13 Museum Street with plans to spend the night. Whilst there would be songs and games, this was no...

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