Broken objects whisper their secrets. Are you listening?

What value do broken objects hold? Are they doomed to spend the rest of their days in boxes being ignored? How can we instead use them to enhance our understanding of those objects?

Katrina Dring

6 June 2023

17th-century Frechen Bartmann Jugs and ‘Witch’ Bottles

Named after the bearded man that features on them and originating in the the mid- to late-16th century in the Rhineland, how did these stoneware pots become associated with 'witch' bottles?

Nigel Jeffries

2 May 2023

A Creative Practitioner’s Insight into Sámi Coffee and Salt Bags

Drawing on her own experience of making a fish-skin leather purse, Collections Assistant Katrina Dring provides an insight into the making of similar Sámi leather bags in the MAA collections.

Katrina Dring

18 April 2023

Looking After a 22nd Dynasty Egyptian Bead Net

A brief insight into the conservation of an impressive 22nd Dynasty Egyptian bead net which was carefully removed from a Perspex board and bead by bead, sewn to a more suitable, acid free backing.

Katerina Theodoraki

28 March 2023

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