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Photography and Its Effects on Museums

I was doing a fair amount of reading this week and came across a chapter that discussed the overwhelming influence photography has had on art, history, and museums. You can see how it would have a large influence pretty easily, … Continue reading

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Museum Highlights: National Museum of Scotland, Part 1

The National Museum of Scotland holds a very dear place in my heart, since I spent the majority of my MLitt dissertation working feverishly on the bead collections here. My first visit to the museum was actually for a class. … Continue reading

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Museum Highlights: Upcountry History Museum

Last Friday, I was down in Greenville, South Carolina for my twin brother’s wedding. My family and I flew into Charlotte, getting into Greenville around 11:30 in the morning. We had a good 4 hours before we could check into … Continue reading

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Museum Highlights: Historic Jamestowne

After looking at all these beads, a lot of you are probably wondering where you might be able to see all these beads, or at least examples of them. Archaeological beads are never terribly far away – nearly every museum … Continue reading

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Faience Bead from Roxburghshire, Scotland

This faience bead (currently housed in the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow) is the typical blue-green color of most faience beads (though I’ve seen some that are a darker green and others that are almost yellow or brown). The faience has … Continue reading

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Orange Coil Beads from Wonosari

Orange coil beads are something I’ve only really seen in Southeast Asia. That doesn’t mean they aren’t found in other places, but I don’t think they’re as common as they are in Southeast Asia. Orange coil beads are made of … Continue reading

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Eye Bead from Craigsfordmains

This is part of a new series (another one, I know!) looking at beads that are currently housed in museums. Essentially, I’m going to pick one at random each week and tell you as much as I can about it. … Continue reading

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