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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.

A Leper Hospital in St Albans

Posted on: 19th January 2015 By: Elizabeth Adey

A Leper Hospital in St Albans

The image above is from a 14th century manuscript and shows a bishop instructing clergy suffering from leprosy.  Medieval depictions of leprosy commonly showed the victim to have red spots. The manuscript is now held by the British Library.Medieval England had over...

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The Egyptians are Coming

Posted on: 17th January 2015 By: Sue Davies

The Egyptians are Coming

The next exhibition at the Museum of St Albans looks at the everyday lives of the Ancient Egyptians.  The photo above shows print outs of the objects laid out in the cases.  Next week the curators and operations staff will fill the...

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Bribery in St Albans

Posted on: 4th January 2015 By: Sue Davies

Bribery in St Albans

In 1851 there was a political scandal in St Albans when it emerged that most of the votes in a by-election had been bought.  The image above shows the parliamentary commissioners at work in the courtroom of St Albans town hall.  The drawing...

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