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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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Common Sense

By Caleb Laster, Collections Management Intern THEHM : 2009.2.1 The above image of James Gillray’s Caricature of Thomas Paine, entitled ‘The Rights of Man; or Tommy Paine the Little American Taylor, Taking the Measure of the Crown for a New … Continue reading

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A Collection of Pubs

By Wayne Kett, Collections Development Officer This week Norwich enjoys the third and final Norwich Winter Ale Festival at St Andrews Hall and to celebrate I thought a blog about pubs would be appropriate. I decided to focus on ten objects … Continue reading

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Circus! Show of shows

By Phillip Miles, Exhibitions Officer 2018 was the 250th anniversary of the creation of ‘Circus’ in the UK. With Norfolk jointly holding one of the 6 ‘cities of circus’ in the form of Norwich and Great Yarmouth we were lucky enough … Continue reading

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‘Do not fear the great moo-moo’

by Laura Reeves Whenever I think of musical books, I think of a Pinocchio book my Mum attempted to read to me when I was a child. Most of the noises were beginning to fail and were slurring and crackly, … Continue reading

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Snakes & Ladders: A Matter of Fate and Destiny

By Wayne Kett Happy New Year!! I suspect many of you like myself enjoyed playing a board game with your family during the Christmas period. In my household this year, it was Monopoly, I usually loose and this year was … Continue reading

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With every Christmas card I write…

By Laura Reeves With it now less than a fortnight until Christmas day we would like to share you with some festive favourites from our collections. We’re technically breaking the rules here because this blog is supposed to celebrate our … Continue reading

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