Masks and Monsters: Decoding Anglo-Saxon Metalwork

Do you ever feel like you’re being watched? A pair of eyes amongst the bracken, a shadowy silhouette in the moonlight, the Queen of England on your toast? The phenomenon is called pareidolia: the product of a paranoid brain. Human minds are constantly searching for patterns and meaning in the world around them; sometimes seeing a face in the trees… Read full article

Transforming Collections and Ourselves: introducing the MAA Stores Move

How have you been? You doing OK? Things have been pretty wild here, in a panic-don’t-panic, start-stop kind of way. Last March we were selecting an incredible team of nine Collections Assistants from an extraordinary field of over 700 applicants to join the most ambitious project the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) has undertaken in at least a generation…. Read full article