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Almost everyday is different at Colchester + Ipswich Museums.  To help showcase the variety of skills we need, our staff are revealing what they get up to…

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No vote, no census!

  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 ordinary party. Instead,...
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“I’ve got the vote… and I’m going to use it!”

On February 16 we threw the doors of the Ipswich Art Gallery open and welcomed friends, families and visitors to explore the colourful, creative and challenging artwork created as a part of the Women 100 project.   Lisa Temple-Cox, artist-in-residence, and...

Fish rescue

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 this job was to audit all the objects in the...
Kiss and Tell

Conserving the Tondo

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 Ipswich Museums we have a cast of this...

Reflections

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 the centenary of The Great...
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Talking and Making

In her second blog Tracy Satchwill, artist for Ipswich Museums’ ‘Ipswich and the Armistice’ project reflects on meeting students and care home residents. Since mid-June I had been working with Ipswich Museum on a project to commemorate the centenary of The...
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The Great War Project

In this blog Tracy Satchwill, artist for Ipswich Museums' 'Ipswich and the Armistice' project reflects on setting up the project.     The project included a call out for hidden stories around Armistice Day and interviewing...
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Laura’s blog

Hello I'm Laura, After graduating last year with my BA Hons Fine Art I started volunteering at Ipswich Museums and have really enjoyed the experience. The collections they hold have always interested me and having been a visitor for many years I wanted to...

Inspired by collections

Hello I’m Laura, I am a student studying for a BA Honours fashion and textiles degree at Colchester School of Art.  As part of my course staff from Colchester and Ipswich Museums visited us at the university where we began to explore how to objectively...

#NAW2018

Hello. My name is Marta and I’m a Visitor Services Apprentice at Ipswich Museums, studying towards an NVQ in Customer Services. I had been teaching English as a foreign language for over 10 years, before I decided to leave both my profession and my native...

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