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An aryballos excavated by Sir Alfred Biliotti from Kameiros.

RAMM’s connection to Sir Alfred Biliotti

The research circle For me as a Curator, one of the joys of the RAMM Leventis project is being able to spend time researching the collection. In the past, curators traditionally spent much of their working time doing research – usually detailed studies of very small and very specialist groups of objects in their museum’s […]

The old museum storeroom

Collections on the move!

Behind the scenes update You may have noticed that we’ve been very quiet recently. For the last eight weeks we have been very busy moving some of the Archaeology collections from their current storeroom into a new purpose-built store on the other side of the city. Before the objects were moved a team of staff spent weeks […]

A Cypriot pot

Talking with our ancestors

For me, the really exciting aspect of this project is discovering the objects in the museum’s collection and marvelling at just how talented our predecessors were. It’s far too easy to view ‘the past’ as a mystical place – a place that doesn’t really exist apart from as a concept in our heads. It’s often a place that […]

Striking gold with stone!

From Linda: Today we (metaphorically) struck gold discovering several very interesting objects! A mystery… First of all, a mysterious artefact – I had no idea what it was! My first reaction was ‘how dull’, but the more I looked at it the more fascinated I became. It is the shape of a can, approximately 7 […]

Cypriot geometric ware pottery dish

Museums and digital photography

The development of digital photography has been a revolution for museums as it allows us to quickly and easily record what is in the collection. Gone are the days of choosing a small selection of objects to photograph, dictated by the restrictions of using a film with only 24 or 36 images, finding the funds […]

Pottery figure from Cyprus

Touching the past

One of the things I enjoy most about working as an Assistant Curator in a museum is the opportunity to handle ancient objects on a daily basis. It’s a privilege to be trusted to look after things that somebody used hundreds, or even thousands, of years ago – and it’s not something I take for […]

Bronze Age bird vessel in red polished/slip ware

New light on old collections

It is very good news that RAMM, with the assistance of the AG Leventis Foundation, is able to make its collections of Cypriot and Greek archaeology more accessible.  As Curator of Antiquities at RAMM, although I am not directly involved with the project, I am fascinated as new information on the collections is uncovered and objects get […]

Kirstie Conservator and Jenny Curator

Hello world!

Welcome to the Leventis Project blog! We are working on our Greek and Cypriot archaeology collections at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, known as RAMM. This project is funded by the AG Leventis Foundation. The blog will capture the project’s progress, give you an insight into museum object conservation and open a […]