A look behind the scenes at the conservation of an Iron Age dog skeleton and the Hazleton long barrow ready for display in our new Stone Age to Corinium galleries.
Our recent Behind the Scenes tour focused upon the rural life collection and more specifically on the crafts associated with straw. This gave me the excuse to go through the collection and pick out some things with some fabulous names.
Project works are moving into Phase 2 with our temporary entrance, shop and Visitor Information Centre now located in Abbeley House.
Robert Heaven is a born and bred Cirencester man with an interest in 19th and 20th Century Social History. Educated first at Cirencester School and later at Sussex University and Birkbeck London, he specialises in Popular Culture as depicted in the press and other media. He writes the “Nostalgia” page for the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard each week and is the convenor of the OldCiren group on Social Media.
Miles Clifford is an undergraduate student at the University of Southampton studying Archaeology, and has been visiting the Corinium Museum collection as a researcher for his dissertation evaluating the political power and influence of local cults.
Animals and humans have always been a well-recognised part of the earliest Celtic Art style in Europe – also known as La Tène art. This is no different in Britain, discover more with Reb Ellis a PhD Student at the University of Hull.
Shaheen Christie is studying for a PhD at the University of Wisconsin focussing on Roman British decapitation burials. She visited the museum to study the remains of Roman decapitations from Cirencester and the Cotswolds. In this blog entry Shaheen discusses her research.
Journey through the Corinum Museum Resource Centre with Collections Assistant Dr Caroline Morris.
From prehistoric owl brooches to 1940s bird hats the Museum's collections are full of our feathered friends. Through this series of blogs we will explore the different depictions of birds in the museum. Why they were so important in history and what they can tell us about life in the past.
This blog post by Charlotte Heath (Roman Society Work Experience Placement) takes a look at the role of Roman women based on evidence from the Corinium Museum collection.