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The poignant tale of an ancient Egyptian scribe

By Faye Kalloniatis, Research Associate The Norwich Castle’s Egyptian collection includes an inscribed stone statue of a kneeling man whose arms are raised in a gesture of adoration to the gods. He leans against a stela, a memorial tablet which … Continue reading

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Inter-Museum Loans – From Norwich to London

By Wednesday Batchelor, Collections Management Trainee Many museums offer temporary exhibitions, or permanent displays, in which objects or specimens have been loaned from other museums. The loans process at Norfolk Museums Service is usually handled by our wonderful registrar, however, … Continue reading

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Plan Chest – Drawer 1 – Hyaena

By Wednesday Batchelor – Collections Management Trainee As part of my work at the Norfolk Collections Centre I have been working on a plan chest display filled with natural history and geology specimens from the stored collections. The first drawer … Continue reading

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Twenty-Two-Thousand Butterflies

By Wednesday Batchelor, Collections Management Trainee. Collections care includes a vast range of opportunities. In the first six months of my role I have had the opportunity to look after historic toy collections, package medieval jewellery, clean a dolphin skeleton, … Continue reading

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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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