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Wah-ib-ra-em-akhet: an immigrant in ancient Egypt

By Faye Kalloniatis, Research Associate In my recent work on the Egyptian collection, and in preparation for publishing a catalogue of it, I looked closely at the shabtis and ushebtis – funerary figurines which were buried with the dead. These … Continue reading

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Conservation, Collections & Collaborative Working for Loans

By Deborah Phipps – Textile Conservator In May the Conservation Department fulfilled a loan to Anglesey Abbey, a National Trust property in Cambridgeshire, historic home of Lord Fairhaven. Lady Fairhaven, Cara Leland Broughton, was a fashionable woman and, after her … Continue reading

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A Week in the Life of the Collections Management Trainee

By Wednesday Batchelor, Collections Management Teaching Museum Trainee Because my role is so very diverse, I thought that I would share with you an idea of the things that I get up to day-to-day. For instance, Monday was spent in … Continue reading

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Norwich Castle Keep – The Decant

By Wednesday Batchelor, Collections Management Trainee. In preparation for the project at Norwich Castle, the Keep has been cleared of collections and (just about) all cases and structures. Over 1300 objects have been carefully packed and moved, structures removed and … Continue reading

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Winging It!

By Wednesday Batchelor, Collections Management Trainee As the Teaching Museum trainee in collections management, this is my first of many posts to come! My name is Wednesday Batchelor and I am based with the collections management team between Shirehall, Strangers’ … Continue reading

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The Norwich Snapdragon

Over the past few weeks we have gradually been removing objects from Norwich Castle keep, in order to clear the space for the next phase of our exciting project: Gateway to Medieval England. This meant the transportation of one of … Continue reading

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Tracking down an ancient Egyptian artefact

By Faye Kalloniatis, Research Associate This rectangular coloured-glass plaque was ‘re-discovered’ recently while I was working on cataloguing the museum’s Egyptian collection. In a booklet, ‘Curios from Egypt’, which belonged to the donors of this item (the Colman family, of … Continue reading

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