Picnic Set

Picnic Set

In this monthly blog series, our collections team write about their Object of the Month, chosen from our collection. In this blog post, curator Naomi Collick discusses this luxurious Japanese lacquer picnic set.  Picnic Set Japanese Maker unknown 17th Century Lacquer...
Mummified Cat

Mummified Cat

The Object of the Month for August was chosen, researched, and written by our work experience student Freja Craik. Freja is studying for her A-Levels which include Art and History at Bennett Memorial Diocesan School. Mummified Cat Ancient Egyptian  Roman Egypt Period...
Coconut Cup

Coconut Cup

In this monthly blog series, our collections team write about their Object of the Month, chosen from our collection. In this article, our curator Naomi focuses on this 17th century ‘coconut cup’ with Stuart imagery. Silver mounted ‘coconut cup’...
Buddhist Ewer

Buddhist Ewer

In this monthly blog series, our collections team write about their Object of the Month, chosen from our collection. In this blog post, Curator Naomi Collick discusses the symbolism of this Chinese Buddhist ewer. Ewer from a Buddhist Altar set Chinese Maker unknown...
Figure of a Sokar falcon

Figure of a Sokar falcon

In this monthly blog series, our collections team write about their Object of the Month, chosen from our collection. This blog post was written by our Curator, Naomi Collick, with the help of Tom Hardwick, Curator of the Hall of Ancient Egypt at the Houston Museum of...
Japanese Haniwa Tomb Figure

Japanese Haniwa Tomb Figure

In this monthly blog series, our collections team write about their Object of the Month, chosen from our collection. In this blog post, Curator Naomi Collick highlights the fascinating historical context of a 6th century Japanese tomb figure. Japanese Haniwa Tomb...