Collections Blog

With a collection of four million objects to look after, new exhibitions to stage and events to host, there’s always so much going on behind the scenes at Dorset Museum.

Check-in on our blog to find out more about what our staff and volunteers get up to. From researching curiosities in our collection or sharing what goes into curating an exhibition, they’ll share their stories and give you an insider’s view from one of Dorset’s top visitor attractions.

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News

January 28, 2021

Roman Mosaic Saved for the Nation!

A Roman mosaic of international importance has been saved for the Nation! Dorset Museum has been successful in its appeal to raise £150,000 to save…

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News

October 6, 2020

Wildlife in the Red

The Wessex Museums partnership is pitching in against biodiversity loss. ‘Wildlife in the Red’ is the title of their virtual exhibition. The strapline is ‘Once…

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Collection Blog

April 30, 2020

The Bond Family, 1848

Meet the team at IFACS Bristol, who are currently conserving this very precious picture of The Bond Family for the display in the new Museum.

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Natural Science

April 29, 2020

A day in the life of….Bethany Palumbo

Bethany Palumbo is a Conservator specialising in the preservation of Natural History Collections. Over the next few months, she will be conserving several specimens for…

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Social History

April 29, 2020

Conservation of the Yetminster Wagon

Meet Mark, he’s one of our Conservators currently looking after a very special object that will be on display in the new Museum – the…

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Literature

April 2, 2020

Thomas Hardy letters discovered

Newly discovered letters show Thomas Hardy’s second wife’s joy and happiness at her marriage, and her sadness and loneliness after his death. While Hardy’s early…

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Literature

November 12, 2019

One hundred letters sent to Thomas Hardy made public for the first time

Thomas Hardy’s position as one of Britain’s preeminent writers meant he received thousands of letters from fans, friends and members of the public to express…

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News

November 10, 2019

Ancient Dorset inspires poet

The Dorset Museum was approached by Dr Melanie Giles of the University of Manchester, to use one of its most iconic Iron Age burials in…

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News

August 31, 2018

Archaeology in Action

Context One Archaeological Services started the archaeological excavation at Dorset Museum, Dorchester on 25th June 2018. This is being carried out in advance of the…

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