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Birds of A Feather

My great aunt from Holland used to own a small haberdashery. I’ve inherited several reels of: cotton and embroidery thread, elastics, needles, ribbons…..; just what you would expect from a contemporary haberdashery minus the antique labels. Among the plethora of […]

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Bones, bones, bones

I wonder how much of an identifier bones are hmm still trying to establish that and whether it matters. Obviously, I know they are significant in terms of Forensic Anthropology, revealing information such as race, gender, age even profession and […]

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Visiting Ipswich Museum

After visiting Sutton Hoo yesterday, I decided to visit Ipswich Museum today, hoping to explore how they labelled their exhibits, and the method in which they displayed things there. Overall, I felt this wasn’t actually the most beneficial visit – […]

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Visiting Sutton Hoo

update: 08/06/22: I have drawn a lot from my visit to Sutton Hoo – and my memories of past visits to Sutton Hoo. I have very fond memories of spending time in the house (before the refurbishment), and I have […]

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Reaching Out

It has been a real struggle finding local glass working facilities. Having done an AA2A residency at De Montfort University Leicester in 2018 I  had hoped to work with their brilliant Glass Technician, Jill Ellinsworth again but unfortunately this would […]

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QR Codes

Came across an old article on the ‘National Museum of Scotland’ using QR codes as a way of getting visitors to better access and engage with their collections. It got me thinking how I could somehow incorporate QR codes, especially […]

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Monkey Business

As there are so many great animals to choose from and research for potential connections, my choices are a bit random. I feel like I am spinning a wheel and waiting for the dial to stop on a particular species. […]

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Animal discoveries

Seven bizarre animal facts that I don’t yet know what I’ll do with Each tiger has individual stripe patterns Tarsiers have eyes the same size as their brains A seals’ flipper resembles human fingers Corals are animals Cow urine is […]

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Happy Reading

Fruitful conversations and online research have lead to quite the reading list! I’ve begun “Museums in the Climate Emergency” by Steve Lyons and Kai Bosworth and by the time I finish that I believe I’ll have myself an argument or […]

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Fruitful Meetings

It’s been quite a week! I feel I’ve made lots of progress although admittedly much of it has taken the form of scribbled notes, sketches and thoughts ripening into ideas in my head. It was good to touch base with […]

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Ecology NOW

This A-N Bursary Time Space Money will allow me to work closely with Lapworth staff responding innovatively to the museum’s fossil collections. It will enable me to explore the environmental potential within my work through collaboration and learning new techniques.

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making plans

so it’s now february and the internals of the museum have taken shape and the recant of the collections is well underway.  the non linear work now has a presence on site with the installation of the hardware.     […]

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site offices

in december the large array of site offices were removed – i was there to capture the process for the project and to have a look inside the museum.  the heating was on !! i’m looking forward to returning to […]

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update december 2020

in the original plan, december 2020 was to have been the first open festive period for the museum of making.   following the impact of the covid-19 pandemic this year, we’re a little behind where we thought we would be and […]

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Marietta Cobb Museum of Art GA USA

The MCMA staff was asked to pick their favourite piece of art in their own personal “Permanent Collections” to share with you. Rachel Tunnicliffe, Manager of External Affairs, chose “Cambrian Mountains” (2019), an oil on canvas painting by Osian Gwent. […]

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Still Life: Caroline Wendling at Kettle’s Yard

‘I search always for this stillness, which penetrates our fullest activity and even our sleep’ [Jim Ede] The absence of a visible kitchen at Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge is a startling omission in a house which is otherwise convincingly domestic: […]

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Essential Digital Skills For Museum Professionals (2/3)

This blog is the second in a series of posts documenting my experience on Essential Digital Skills for Museum Professionals, a Mu.SA (Museum Sector Alliance) course. So far we have covered: Terminology + methods for sourcing and managing data + information Digital […]

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meeting and moving

spring is in the air, the clocks have gone forward and there’s been some movement within the non linear project.  i’ve done some more filming and been able to present the work so far to the arts and heritage group […]

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