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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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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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