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A Pair of Angels

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This resource is based on Polychromy Revealed, a research project looking at medieval sculptures from The Fitzwilliam Museum collection. At the start of the project we knew very little about them and so we used a range of technical and scientific methods to find out more. This resource has been designed to help students develop research skills by using an object as a starting point.

By working through the project you will find out about a range of skills, strategies and methods which can then be applied to other museum and gallery objects. The resource has been written with reference to the A-Level Assessment Objectives to to demonstrate how to plan and manage a research project and use a range of different resources.


The Polychromy Revealed Project ran in 2017-2018 with support from the Cambridge Humanities Research Grants Scheme and the Arts and Humanities Impact Fund of the University of Cambridge.

This resource was created as part of a research project led by Paola Ricciardi in collaboration with Helen Howard, Kate Noble and Lucy Laing.

Special thanks also to Liz Hunt at Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School, and Lynda Clark and Jo Dillon from The Fitzwilliam Museum.