My Museum: Gemma Tully

My Museum shares the experiences of our staff, volunteers and interns of working at Saffron Walden Museum. Gemma is our Visitor Services & Learning Officer. “For me, the museum is more about people than objects. That’s because my role involves dealing with most of the public facing aspects of the Museum Service. During school term […]

My Museum: Dorian Knight

My Museum shares the experiences of our staff, volunteers and interns of working at Saffron Walden Museum. Dorian is our Archaeology Collections Intern, working with us for 3 months. “I came to Saffron Walden Museum following my MA in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester and a curatorial traineeship in decorative art. However, I have […]

My Museum: Nicola Lawson

My Museum shares the experiences of our staff, volunteers and interns of working at Saffron Walden Museum. Nicola is our Social History Collections Review Intern, working with us for three months. “I applied for the Collections Review (Social History) internship at Saffron Walden Museum because it seemed like a great opportunity to take the next step […]

A Community of Collectors

Leah Mellors, Collections Officer (Human History) tells us about the museum’s new community project: “The project aims to explore the varied and wonderful collections of ordinary people in our local community. Participants in the project will be given the opportunity to learn about caring for, displaying and interpreting their collections, before creating their own displays […]

Object of the Month – June 2015

June’s ‘Object of the Month’ is a braille stylus, which is a tool used to write braille. This object was chosen by Nicola Lawson, Social History Collections Intern. This object was donated to the museum by Brigadier John Chrysostom Barnabas Wakeford in 1969. Brigadier Wakeford served in both world wars, and we know that he […]

Object of the Month – May 2015

Our very first ‘Object of the Month’ is a case containing seven ‘relics’ or souvenirs, including a lock of Napoleon Bonaparte’s hair and a lock of hair from Copenhagen, the Duke of Wellington’s horse. This object was chosen by Leah Mellors, Collections Officer (Human History) because of its connections with the Battle of Waterloo – […]

New faces at Saffron Walden Museum

Earlier this month, the museum welcomed two new interns, Dorian and Nicola. The interns will be assisting museum staff with a collections review project. Dorian will be researching aspects of the archaeology collection that have been selected for rationalisation. He will be researching the provenance of archaeological objects, before identifying other museums that could care […]