Women’s History Month and the Curation of Female History

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’ve been posting weekly spotlights on our Facebook page of some of Canterbury Museums and Galleries’ fierce female inspirations. This blog post brings together all 4 spotlights as well as discussing why conversations surrounding the representation of female history remain relevant to the cultural...

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Museum Volunteers Clock Up 865 Hours of Support

Volunteers who work on a range of activities in the city council’s museums and galleries service have been thanked for their efforts at special reception. In 2017, 34 individuals contributed a total of 865 hours of support in areas such as exhibitions, collections, marketing and education, working alongside the service’s...

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Human Remains: departed souls and severed parts.

When reading about the Canterbury Philosophical and Literary Institution (the institution that the Museums and Galleries are founded upon), I learnt that the collection once boasted a lock of Napoleon’s hair. Napoleon’s hair was being collected and traded from as early as the time of his exile in 1814 but...

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Leaflus Te Salutant

“For those of us about to leaflet, we salute you!” Some of you may have noticed the last few days that I’ve been wearing a – different kind of uniform recently. Something a bit more, shall we say, Romanesque! Yup! All last week (various days in July) I was parading as...

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#MUSEUMSELFIES WITH BAGPUSS

Another year has passed, which can only mean one thing….it’s #museumselfie day! As our Canterbury Heritage Museum is closed until February Half-term we decided to wake one of its favourite residents, the legendary Bagpuss, to take a #museumselfie tour of The Beaney and Canterbury Roman Museum…. Armed with a pair...

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CANTERBURY’S VERY OWN GLADIATORS

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. Greetings, citizens, I salute you. Or more traditionally, welcome to Blog Eleven. Not wishing to be too presumptuous or dare imply that you out there and I in here have any kind of relationship, but the last time I wrote to...

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LUDUS LATRUNCUULORUM

Ciao a tutti (when in Rome, as they say) and welcome to Blog Ten. It’s not a sixth sense or anythingGary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. as dramatic, but if you thought about it, I bet you could tell if a visitor is into something or not...

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THE GREAT ROMAN BAKE OFF

In honour of Britain’s favourite baking show returning to our screens tonight, Canterbury Roman Museum brings you three recipes from Ancient Rome for you to try at home: a signature bake, a technical challenge and a showstopper. Ready, set…BAKE! Signature / Libum Source  Libum is an over 2000 years old...

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DIG FOR HISTORY

Gary Studley is currently poet-in-residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. Blog Nine. Ok, so I guess I kind of lied all those months ago in Blog Two… …In creative writing  – whether for a poem, short story or Chapter One of a massive novel – they say that your first line...

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