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This blog is about museum things that have caught our attention from events and exhibitions to new discoveries in the collections.

Strongmen and Pharoahs

Posted on: 24th February 2015 By: David Thorold

Strongmen and Pharoahs

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...

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So Very Superstitious

Posted on: 13th February 2015 By: Adam Ditchburn

So Very Superstitious

Are you superstitious? Today is Friday 13th, the first of three in 2015. This date has been associated with superstition and spookiness for decades.  In 2012 we ran a project called ‘So Very Superstitious’. It was all about local people, and visitors...

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The St Albans Psalter

Posted on: 29th January 2015 By: Elizabeth Adey

The St Albans Psalter

The St Albans Psalter was produced in St Albans Abbey between 1123 and 1143.  It is thought to have been given to Christina of Markyate by Geoffrey de Gorham, the Abbot of St Albans from 1119 to 1146. A beautiful facsimile is ...

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