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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...
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...

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