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Object of the Month – October

October’s Objects of the Month are pieces of fossilised plants. Fossils can form in different ways depending on where they form and the type of plant or animal. Most fossils come from the hard parts of animals such as bones, teeth or shells. For plants, wood is the most common material to fossilise because it… Read More »

CV Walden Archive (Covid-19 epidemic)

During 2020 and 2021 we sought local people’s experiences of the Covid -19 epidemic. Details of the project can be found here          CV Walden Archive    Here’s a cross section of the material which has been submitted: Diaries & Contemplative writing…..  1st Saffron Walden Girls Brigade Anabelle Atter – Covid Christmas… Read More »

Latest News: Blog article by our Artist in Residence, Heidi Sharp (Snapping the Stiletto project)

Earlier this summer, I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to become the artist in residence at Saffron Walden Museum in collaboration with the Snapping the Stiletto project. The aim of the residency was to use the resources available at the museum to inspire and drive my work, with the end result of… Read More »

Object of the Month – August 2021

The Museum’s ‘Object of the Month’ provides an opportunity to explore interesting and unusual objects from our stores.  August’s Objects of the Month have been chosen by Jenny Oxley, Collections Officer (Human History) Wampum is a traditional shell bead of the Eastern Woodlands indigenous tribes in North America. It includes white shell beads hand fashioned from… Read More »

Object of the Month – July 2021

The Museum’s ‘Object of the Month’ provides an opportunity to explore interesting and unusual objects from our stores.  July’s Objects of the Month have been chosen by Carolyn Wingfield, Curator This pair of solid gold bracelets, found in North-west Essex are nearly 3,000 years old. They date from the late Bronze Age, around 900 – 750… Read More »