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Claire Gilmour - Collections Care

Claire Gilmour - Collections Care

It is a difficult task to pick just a handful of items from such a diverse and excellent collection, but my favourites have been chosen from various time periods, locations and purposes for their aesthetic quality, condition, media and the knowledge they can give us about their time. Items such as the fibula brooch and cinerary urn carry an additional thrill in that they have survived for so long. All of them were made for a basic purpose, but have been decorated beautifully, showing the skill of the artist or creator as well as revealing information about societies in the past.