Research and Cultural Collections

During my placement I have spent a few days each week working with the team from the Research and Cultural Collections Department. The building where they are based is called the ‘Redmarley’ and is a beautiful historic house. They are responsible for many of the objects on display around the campus, and also have a […]

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Lapworth Museum of Geology

  One of the highlights of my placement has been working with the team and collections in the Lapworth Museum of Geology. I have wanted to learn more about the conservation of geological collections ever since I took a short course on the subject at the Melbourne Museum in April 2016 run by Caroline Butler […]

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I spent the last weekend of my placement in Birmingham. As I had been so busy with travelling and work I had not had much of a chance to explore the city, so this was great to be able to have a whole weekend getting to see some of the sites, wander the streets and […]

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The Barber Institute of Fine Art

  During my placement I have worked every Tuesday at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts with the Learning and Engagement Department. I have never worked in this field before, so it has been a wonderful opportunity to develop new skills, ways of thinking and to learn from very experienced professionals. I have been working […]

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Winterbourne House and Garden

During my placement I have been spending Monday afternoons working at Winterbourne House and Garden. I have really enjoyed my brief time working here – it is such a beautiful setting – and I hope that the project I was able to complete in my few hours here will make a contribution to the collections. […]

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On Friday during my second week of placement I travelled to Paris for the weekend. I chose to go to Paris because I had a friend there who I could meet up with, and I wanted to see a number of the museums and galleries there. I had such a wonderful time exploring the city, […]

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Another highlight of the second week of my placement was getting to visit the Eton Myers Collection of Egyptology and work with some of the collection items. The objects in the collection were collected by Major William Joseph Myers (1858-1899) in Egypt. Myers started collecting in the 1880s, quickly amassing a collection of many wonderful […]