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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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Shine a Light: Burning Bright

By Sophie Towne Over the last couple of months here at the Norfolk Museums Collection Centre we have largely been reorganising and giving a bit of TLC to our collection of fireplaces, fire screens, chimney cranes and roasting spits. Each … Continue reading

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Samson and Hercules: Icons of Norwich

By Wayne Kett A few weeks ago we were happy to report that our finely carved oak statue Samson had left Norfolk Collections Centre to undergo conservation work. This blog charts the 357 year history of Samson. Two of Norwich’s most … Continue reading

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HELLO FROM THE NEW TRAINEES

Hello and welcome to Shine a Light Phase Two! We are Sophie Towne and Josh Giles the new Skills for the Future Collections Management Trainees at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. As you already know from the previous blogs (hopefully!) the … Continue reading

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