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Going round a square to bridge a gap

When I wrote my last EAST blog post, the work I was developing for ‘Bridging the Gap’ was solely in relation to Isabella Montagu, the Duchess of Manchester (1706-1786), whose portrait hangs at the Foundling Museum. Since that time I feel I have been going around in circles, down cul-de-sacs and struggling to find something […]

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Can embroidery survive for 2000 years?

The simple answer is yes – if something is stored in the right conditions. The British Museum’s Peru: A Journey in Time includes this funerary wrap which dates to about 2000 years ago and yet the colours are still bright and fresh. Though difficult to photograph and displayed in low light conditions – this image […]

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Ships and beads and octopi

Walking through Billericay High Street earlier this year I came across this newly erected statue, commemorating 400 years of the town’s links with the first successful settlers in the Americas. Having grown up in Billericay (in Essex, UK), and attending a school named after the ship they sailed in (the Mayflower), I was surprised to […]

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