Category: Impact

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 »

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 »

Personal Devotion at the British Museum

Posted April 29, 2016 11:24 am by Rosie Weetch under Collections Impact Project updates

On Friday 22nd April we had the privilege of leading one of the regular medieval handling sessions hosted by the British Museum and the Medieval Touch research group from the Courtauld Institute. We used the session to introduce the Bearers of the Cross project, and to explore two of the key themes that underpin our research: lived religion and... Read more »