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How to Accession an Object

By Wayne Kett Last week a few of us from Collections Management joined forces with one of our social history Curators and a couple of volunteers to accession into our collection a variety of recent donations to the Museum of … Continue reading

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The New Game of Virtue Rewarded and Vice Punished

By Wayne Kett In the year 1818 parents wishing to ensure their children grew into virtuous adults and free from vice, were given a new tool, in the form of a board game. To give it, its full name: The … Continue reading

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2+2

By Wayne Kett How do you add and subtract numbers? Hopefully if you were paying attention at school your answer will be ‘in my head’. However for many of us I suspect the truth is we reach for our smart … Continue reading

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A blazing blog post

What would you do if you discovered fire? Dial 999 and wait for the fire brigade to come and save the day? Things haven’t always been like that, and these fire buckets help to tell the story of how firefighting … Continue reading

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Around the World in 5 Jigsaw Puzzles

By Wayne Kett One of our current documentation projects is to complete an audit of our amazing toy collections at Strangers’ Hall. This in essence means I am literally being paid to play with toys, which I think is something … Continue reading

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An ‘Ace’ Find

By Laura Reeves Strangers’ Hall is home to our Toy Collection, a fascinating and sometimes nostalgic mix of books, games, puzzles and toys. There are some absolute gems in amongst these stores, and today I want to share with you … Continue reading

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All Collections Great and Small

September 2017 By Wayne Kett Visitors to Norfolk Collections Centre are able to see some very large and cumbersome objects; a giant wooden mustard stamper used by Colmans, our two Snap Dragons, industrial machinery used by Rowntree Makintosh and even a … Continue reading

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