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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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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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