Designing graphic layouts for an exhibition

Posted October 10, 2017 11:57 am by Abigail Turner under Guest blogs

by Justin Bailey This post was originally published on the blog for the Museum of the Order of St John, available here.   One of the best things about working in a small museum with a small team is the variety of my role. As the Museum’s office assistant I organise guided tours and look... Read more »

King Amaury I of Jerusalem

Posted September 29, 2017 12:53 pm by Abigail Turner under Guest blogs History Volunteering

by Matthieu Isbell Matthieu Isbell is an undergraduate student of Ancient and Medieval History and Culture at Trinity College Dublin, entering his final academic year. He has an especial interest in the Crusades. He has been volunteering at the Museum of the Order St John over the summer, researching and writing about kings of Latin... Read more »

‘We come with passports instead of swords’: The 1926 Pilgrimage of The Order of St John to Jerusalem, Cyprus, Rhodes and Malta

Posted September 15, 2017 10:13 am by Abigail Turner under Guest blogs History

In the latest guest essay for the Bearers of the Cross project blog, Dr Mike Horswell (Royal Holloway, University of London) explores the history and material culture of the Order of St John’s 1926 pilgrimage to the Holy Land. On the morning of 4 March 1926 over a hundred men and women – many members of the Order... Read more »

A summer volunteering at the Museum of the Order of St John

Posted August 24, 2017 4:30 pm by Abigail Turner under Impact Volunteering

This summer Matthieu Isbell spent a month at the Museum of the Order of St John volunteering with two important projects. One, to collate and catalogue some of the many thousands of very important Order of St John nomination forms, and another, which Matthieu discusses here.   Why did you want to volunteer with the... Read more »

John de Brienne, the Man who would be King and Emperor

Posted August 24, 2017 4:30 pm by Abigail Turner under Guest blogs History Volunteering

by Matthieu Isbell Matthieu Isbell is an undergraduate student of Ancient and Medieval History and Culture at Trinity College Dublin, entering his final academic year. He has an especial interest in the Crusades. He has been volunteering at the Museum of the Order St John over the summer, researching and writing about kings of Latin... Read more »

King Baldwin III of Jerusalem

Posted August 24, 2017 4:30 pm by Abigail Turner under Guest blogs History Volunteering

by Matthieu Isbell Matthieu Isbell is an undergraduate student of Ancient and Medieval History and Culture at Trinity College Dublin, entering his final academic year. He has an especial interest in the Crusades. He has been volunteering at the Museum of the Order St John over the summer, researching and writing about kings of Latin... Read more »

Schools and Higher Education: The Impact of Bearers of the Cross at the Museum of the Order of St John

Posted March 17, 2017 3:20 pm by Abigail Turner under Impact Public engagement

Hannah Agass, Learning and Access Officer, and Abi Turner, Curator Over the last 12 months the Museum has welcomed school and university groups, inviting students to study first hand some of the objects documented and interpreted by the Bearers of the Cross project. Alongside tours of our historic buildings, the oldest of which dates to... Read more »

Captivated by crusader coins

Posted September 27, 2016 2:53 pm by Abigail Turner under Collections Impact Volunteering

This summer Flora Raybould joined the Bearers of the Cross team for five weeks to take on the mammoth task of sorting, identifying and cataloguing the Cyprus coins from our crusader coin collection.  She approached the task with great enthusiasm and quickly got to grips with the extensive collection, making impressive progress and a significant... Read more »