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A piece of lacework from the collection

A Legacy of Lace (Part One): Introducing Charlotte Treadwin

13 March 2020

Charlotte Treadwin and Frances Bury Palliser came from very different backgrounds, but were united by their interest in lace-making. Their lace collections were amongst the first objects to be donated to the museum in August 1868 and May 1869.

A Baka man seated by a campfire

Nomadic peoples under pressure – the Baka of Cameroon

In the upcoming Nomads: Homes on the Move exhibition at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM), people are invited to explore alternative ways of living from around the world. While appreciating these lifeways, we also aim to illustrate how they are under threat by Western colonial conservation projects.

Photograph of butterfly collector Derrick Worton sat surrounded by wildflowers

Derrick Worton’s Butterfly Collection

05 June 2019

Exeter University placement student Rory Weaver reports his research on Derrick Worton's butterfly collection. Many of the 7,000 specimens come from Devon.

Colour map of Exeter from 1580s

The Hilliard Family in Exeter

07 May 2019

Discover how the craftsmanship of a prominent Tudor family from Exeter illuminates this fascinating period.