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Denny Abbey

My week at the Farmland Museum started out with the Denny Abbey archaeological collectionĀ šŸ˜€

The Education Officer, Chris, was in need of a handling collection for school groups of the archaeological material from Denny Abbey. Now there is nothing I like more than poking around in archaeological collections, so I was quite happy to do it.

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Nipper the HMV Dog

This past week I have been at theĀ Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage RadioĀ in Howth, just outside of Dublin. It is a museum that celebrates collecting, and Pat Herbert has built an incredible collection going back to the very beginnings of radio. I will write a post soon that goes into more detail about the history of radio (I am working on an online exhibit on the subject for the museum), but today I want to talk about the story behind Nipper the HMV dog.

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My Journey along Hadrian`s Wall

For everyone who hasn`t been following my pre-amble to the Wandering Museum Consultant Project (starting June 2) on the project website, my friend Krista and I have been Hiking Hadrian`s Roman Wall in the north of England. Please enjoy the posts below šŸ™‚

Rampaging Cows: Day 1 on Hadrian`sĀ Wall

A Possible Time Vortex: Day 2 on theĀ wall

The Day we too the Bus: Day 3 on the Wall

The Day we went back and did half of day 3`s route: Day 4 of theĀ Wall

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First Post: The Wandering Museum Consultant

TheĀ Vindolanda Charitable TrustĀ will be my first stop of the summer, June 2-13. Though it would not be correct to say this museum is the cause of the Wandering Museum Consultant project, it is most definitely the catalyst, which brought it to life. Friends at Vindolanda, whom I know through my position as Learning Coordinator at theĀ Museum of Ontario Archaeology(MOA), invited me to come and spend two weeks for a professional exchange. The main reason beingĀ Ā the relative similarity between the two museums; both Vindolanda and MOA are archaeological sites combined with interpretive museums.

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