Exploring the Roots of Roman Hairdos at the Archaeological Archive

By glynn davis on 13 Mar 2014
Roman Hairdresser

“So where are you thinking of going on your holidays this year…?”

The museum’s Archaeological Archive has a long standing reputation for involving volunteers in improving access to our archaeology collections. For the past year funding from Arts Council England has allowed us to develop an entirely new project, inspired by the museum’s Collections Online project, to digitally ‘open up’ our immense collection of Roman hairpins. Read the full postRead the full post

From saintly to saucy: the medieval badge that wasn’t as innocent as it seemed

By meriel jeater on 25 Jan 2013

Cataloguing the Museum’s collection of medieval pilgrim badges for Collections Online has been a great opportunity for me to look really closely at our objects and sometimes to find out that items are not at all what they appear to be. A great example recently has been a tiny little badge in the shape of a comb.

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