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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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A Real Showstopper

Today we have the final post from Collections Management trainee and Shine a Light team-member Sophie Towne.   My time at the Norfolk Collections Centre has been incredible. I’ve learnt all aspects of collections management and care and have become … Continue reading

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Made in Norwich: The Story of Laurence & Scott

This week we have a guest blog from Collections Development Assistant Wayne Kett who shines a light on Norwich manufacturers Laurence and Scott and a HUGE motor that we recently moved into the Norfolk Collections Centre By Wayne Kett 100 … Continue reading

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Unlocking hidden gems: A trunk fit for a queen

By Sophie Towne We have had another marvellous discovery at the Norfolk Collections Centre in the form of an ornately studded leather trunk. For several months we (the Shine a Light team) had passed this chest on the roller racking. … Continue reading

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Sleigh bells ring… Are you listening?

By Sophie Towne Something a little festive for you. Have you ever wondered what real jingle bells sound like on Santa’s sleigh? Of course you have! And if you haven’t I bet you’re wondering right now! Well today you have … Continue reading

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What’s in the box?

This week’s blog comes from Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse: Museum of Norfolk Life.  Megan Dennis, the curator, enlightens us on a Gressenhall object housed at the Norfolk Collections Centre and the detective work required to find out its history. Today … Continue reading

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Lady Mary’s secret weapon for a porcelain complexion

By Sophie Towne You are a refined and well-mannered lady quietly sewing by the fireside contemplating the latest family scandal, but you find your face is turning a rather un-dignified shade of pink because of the heat of the fire. … Continue reading

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