Object of the Month – September 2015

September’s Object of the Month is the plaster bust of Dr George Eachus, apothecary and surgeon, of Saffron Walden. It was probably cast from a death-mask made at his death on 3 April 1834. It was selected by store volunteer John Ready and Curator Carolyn Wingfield from the Museum’s collection of over fifty plaster busts,… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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 –… Read More »