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Mementos from Gloucestershire’s schools

Our guest blogger Emily, a Museum Studies M.A. student at the University of Leicester, takes a look at mementos from Gloucestershire’s schools. The Corinium Museum’s social history collection contains many charming mementos from Gloucestershire’s schools. These objects have the ability both to highlight how much has changed about education and childhood, and how much remains […]

The Phoenix

Our guest blogger Emily, a Museum Studies M.A. student at the University of Leicester, takes a look at when the phoenix was first used as a symbol of Cirencester. A phoenix is a mythical creature originating from several cultures. In Greek and Roman tales phoenixes gave off light, lived in the Arabian desert, and feasted […]

Early gold

Our guest blogger Emily, a Museum Studies M.A. student at the University of Leicester, looks back at some of Britain’s earliest gold treasures in the Corinium Museum collection. Since around 5000 B.C. gold has been used to create accessories and objects that symbolise wealth, status, and elegance across the world. Some of Britain’s earliest gold […]

2016 Olympics

This week our guest blogger Emily, a Museum Studies M.A. student at the University of Leicester, takes a sneak-peak into the Corinium Museum’s stores to uncover some sporting artefacts. In celebration of the 2016 Olympics kicking off tomorrow evening, this week we’re taking a brief break from the archaeology, and dipping into Cirencester’s sporting history! […]

Roman haircare

Find out about Roman hair care in this week’s post by guest blogger Emily, a Museum Studies M.A. student at the University of Leicester. Appearance was hugely important to the Romans, and much time and energy was invested into presenting themselves in a way which would best reflect their wealth and status. This preoccupation with […]

Dolphins in Roman art

Dolphins have a rich background in Greek and Roman mythology. Find out more in our latest blog by Emily, a Museum Studies M.A. student at the University of Leicester. Dolphins, like those seen on the Venus Mosaic found at Kingscote in Gloucestershire, are a fairly popular image in Roman art. They have a rich background […]