Henry VIII and the fickle hand of fate

By jackie keily on 3 Feb 2015

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Last week I wrote about a badge in the form of a combined Tudor rose and Aragon pomegranate, commemorating one of Katherine of Aragon’s marriages to a Tudor prince, either Arthur or Henry. In the same display case as this badge in the Medieval London gallery at the Museum of London, there is another little remembrance of Katherine’s involvement with the Tudors. This object is a silver-gilt belt chape – a curved metal strip or edging that protected the end of a leather belt. Read the full postRead the full post

Printing off the Cheapside Hoard: Preparing for The Art of 3D Printing

By juno rae on 24 Oct 2013

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This November, as part of the programme of events to celebrate The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels, the Museum of London will be running a 3D printing workshop, offering participants an opportunity to design and 3D print their own unique jewellery items. Juno Rae, Digital Learning Programmes Coordinator, writes about the cutting edge technology involved and her preparations for the weekend event. Read the full postRead the full post