It's All in How it's Packaged

Those of you who know my sculpture                                                 know that I’ve been a bit label-obsessed for the last couple of years. Well, actually make that for the last 30 years, when I started collecting sardine and olive oils cans: … 324 more words

Travel Log

Getting out and about

One of the very common complaints on the forums surrounding WoD is the constant catch cry of “but there’s no content” and if I’m perfectly honest I’ve been a little guilty of sometimes harboring the same thoughts at times. 313 more words


Tsum Tsum Mania! #100HappyDaysChallenge #10

I am not a collector, never really have been. Quite the opposite, I have been trying to purge our home of unused “stuff”. It isn’t that cluttered, but there are a lot of things we really don’t need. 290 more words

Behind the Scenes: A Case Study

This month before opening time, like the shoe maker’s elves, our Museum Assistants have been continuing our Spring clean of the cases across our main galleries. 706 more words



by Jemma

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is a dense, clump-forming grass that is found in tropical and subtropical grassland  throughout southeast Asia. It can reach a height of around 2 metres with leaves that are white on the top and green on the underside. 352 more words

Specimen Of The Day

Archaeology of Childhood - the research begins

Object research is well underway at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) in preparation for the Archaeology of Childhood exhibition. As the new Project Assistant (Collections), I will spend the summer researching the collections at MAA creating object-lists before we draw up a shortlist for the exhibition. 180 more words


Inside the Box – The Massachusetts State House Time Capsule Revealed: Part I

This is the first of a multiple-part series from our Executive Director, Michael Comeau, relating to the time capsule that was removed from the cornerstone of the State House on December 11, 2014. 456 more words