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A trip to London

I went to London for a few days. It was fascinating and fun but I did have a panic attack on the tube which was at first frightening and then mortifying – however, all in all it was an interesting few days! 12 more words

British Museum

Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them--Nancy Marie Brown

Nancy Marie Brown is not a historian or an archaeologist, but she holds a Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature from Penn and has authored several books on Norse topics… 689 more words

Art in Archaeology: Expressionism or Interpretation? The Lewis Chessmen’s Knights

This week I’d like to discuss a topic within archaeological studies that has always been a conundrum to me, as an artist and an archaeologist. I’ve identified as an artist as long as I can remember, with the title of ‘archaeologist’ only being attached to me in the last 6 years. 570 more words

The Lewis Chessmen

Thought to have been made in Norway in the 12th century, a hoard of medieval gaming pieces was found at Uig on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides in 1831. 117 more words


Part 4: France and England

Readers, so it’s been a little over a week. I have been absent because I went on a second trip. This time, we went on safari in Namibia in Southern Africa. 597 more words

Online Museum Exhibitions

What is an online exhibition?


A loose definition of an online exhibition would be: a collection of objects presented using an online platform. If you were to type “online exhibitions” into Google here is a selection of what you might be looking at when you click on the site… 683 more words