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Shakespeare’s World in 100 objects, number 87, A Cast Bronze Jug

This week’s 100 objects blog is by Victoria Jackson, who is a doctoral researcher in the History department at the University of Birmingham A Cast Bronze Jug 1375-1400   A cast bronze jug from the collections of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.                       This...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 20 Sep 2013

Shakespeare on Show: Top Ten Exhibition – ‘The Fall of Man’ as depicted on a brass dish

This week’s ‘Shakespeare on Show’ blog post was written by Museum Collections Assistant, Emily Millward and discusses a brass dish currently displayed in the ‘Shakespeare’s Top Ten Characters’ exhibition at Nash’s House.   ‘Richard...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 16 Sep 2013

Shakespeare’s Mulberry Juice – Birthplace exhibition

This week for ‘Shakespeare on Show’ we are looking at a small glass bottle of mulberry juice currently on display in the Birthplace exhibition room. Bottle of mulberry juice, STRST : SBT 1868-3/87 A label attached to the bottle tells us ‘This...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 1 Jul 2013

Shakespeare’s World in 100 Objects: Number 78, a Bread Peel

Today’s 100 objects blog is by Elizabeth Sharrett, a Doctoral Researcher at the Shakespeare Institute.  Elizabeth is looking at an elm wood bread peel from the Collections of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Speed: “Item, she hath no teeth.” Lance:...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 24 May 2013

An Early Shakespeare Souvenir – The Mulberry Wood Snuff Box

This blog kicks off a new series, ‘Shakespeare on Show,’ from the Museum Collections Team. The series will highlight objects currently on display in three new exhibitions across the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. In March our team opened Shakespeare’s...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 20 May 2013

Shakespeare at New Place: making the house a home

An artist’s impression of New Place You can tell a lot, can’t you, about people from the inside of their houses, and what they choose to put there?  The TV programme Through the Keyhole is jokily based on the idea that it’s possible...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 20 Mar 2013

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