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Black History Month

Black History Month

Black History Month All objects have a story to tell. Some stories are well known and easy to hear, but others are forgotten about, ignored or difficult to share. Behind the labels for the objects in museums are untold stories, which we are seeking to reveal. We...
Landscape Research Group

Landscape Research Group

Landscape Research Group By Emma Roodhouse, Collections and Learning Curator ​ What do maps, well-being and the climate crisis have to do with landscape art? These are just the sorts of questions that the Landscape Research Group seeks to explore. This research group...
Mackmurdo and the Century Guild

Mackmurdo and the Century Guild

Mackmurdo and the Century Guild 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 + Ipswich Museums hold a rich collection of material...
Scotland’s Alcatraz

Scotland’s Alcatraz

Scotland’s Alcatraz By Elaine West, Visitor Services Assistant Bass Rock is a small island of volcanic rock located off the Scottish Coast, which rises over 100 metres above sea level. The island has been used as a religious retreat, a fortress, a prison, a place to...

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