This blog is about museum things that have caught our attention from events and exhibitions to new discoveries in the collections.
Posted on: 23rd March 2015 By: David Thorold
The Ancient Egyptian civilisation was a wealthy and cultured one, so it is no surprise that it developed its own artistic style. Much of what survives from the reign of the Pharaohs is either monumental or funerary in its design, or both. Human figures...
Infamy, Infamy, they've all got it in for me
Posted on: 13th March 2015 By: David Thorold
Most people know at least one or two of the Pharaohs who ruled Egypt. Tutankhamen, the boy king of the 18th dynasty who died young and was buried in an unremarkable minor tomb in the Valley of the Kings thereby guaranteeing his...
Hertfordshire Home of the Doughnut
Posted on: 11th March 2015 By: Sue Davies
Hertfordshire can claim to be the birthplace of the doughnut. A recipe for “dow nuts” appears in The Recipe of Book of Barnoness Dimsdale c. 1800. Baroness Elizabeth Dimsdale lived in Hertford, to the east of St Albans, and the...