This blog is about museum things that have caught our attention from events and exhibitions to new discoveries in the collections.
Hats and Roman Hairdressing
Posted on: 6th March 2015 By: Sue Davies
The photo above was taken on 20th July 1898. The woman in the centre of the sea of hats is Dame Maria Millington Evans (1856-1944). She is installing the foundation stone of, what is now, the Museum of St Albans. Dame Maria was invited to do the...
The St Albans Sausage?
Posted on: 4th March 2015 By: Sue Davies
The image above is of a sausage making machine in St Albans Museum Service’s collection (1988.3736). It was donated by a Mrs Peacock. Seeing this made me wonder if there was a St Albans sausage. There are plenty of regional sausages in Britain...
Strongmen and Pharoahs
Posted on: 24th February 2015 By: David Thorold
It is not a typical piece of experience to go on the C.V. of an Egyptologist, but ‘circus strongman’ was one of the former professions of Giovanni Belzoni (1778-1823). In the early years of the 19th century this Italian from the city...