Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology

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  • Tell All – Tell Halaf

    What do Agatha Christie, Lawrence of Arabia, Max von Oppenheim and donors to the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology have in common? The packed audience at Vera Windau-Heath’s talk on Saturday 18th March heard the answers to these and many other fascinating facts about archaeological digs in Syria. Archaeology in Syria Vera and her husband Ken were part of teams undertaking digs at Tell Halaf in ...

Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology

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Type: Blog Article

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  • An Impressive Achievement

    The Abbey Church is a very special place, not least because its beautiful stained glass windows. The windows are a large and significant collection dating from the 14th to the 20th century. Some of the most famous are those consisting of fragments originally from Winchester Cathedral’s Lady Chapel. One of the problems associated with items of such a venerable age is the need for conservation and ...

Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology

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  • Medieval Pilgrim Badge Donation Excitement

    The Abbey Museum recently received a generous donation of a 14th century Pilgrim Badge of St Thomas Becket. A pilgrim badge, like the suit of armour also acquired this year, has been on the Museum’s wish list for a number of years as they represent an aspect of medieval life not previously represented in the collection. Pilgrim Badge – Tourist Souvenir of the Middle Ages? Pilgrimages were an impor...

  • Antique, Vintage or Just Plain Old?

    One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure Indeed this statement is so true! Have you ever heard the stories of the families that had a special item at home that they were absolutely SURE would make them an overnight millionaire because it belonged to great-grandmother Betty who said it was a special antique family heirloom? Well great-grandmother Betty had told grandmother Mary, who told her daugh...

Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology

Category: Content
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Generated 7 months ago

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