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Funeral cake marker

Funeral Cake Markers

Locally made hand carved wooden stamp used to decorate funeral cakes Read More
Engraving of Elizabeth Fry

The Quakers: Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

Investigate historical campaigns to inspire modern active citizenship Read More
Still from the interactive Global Citizenship

Global Citizens - Make an Impact!

Looks at current issues such as Discrimination, Human Rights & Slavery Read More

She Stoops to Conquer - 18th Century Love and Marriage

Arranged marriages are not new Read More
Pacific face mask

Pacific Islands Mask

Pacific Island carved and painted wooden face mask Read More
Sudanese sword

Sudanese Sword

A bloody story of Victorian Britain and an Islamic uprising Read More
Tibetan Skull Cup

Tibetan Skull Cup

Holy item made from the bones of the dead Read More
A detail from a Javanese Shadow Puppet 'Bima'

Javanese Shadow Puppet

Made in 1994 by East Java craftsman from stiff leather parchment Read More
Coffin case of the mummy Nesyamun

Egyptian Mummy

The Mummy of Nesyamun who lived in Thebes, Egypt, over 3,000 years ago Read More
Chinese Tiger Shoes

Chinese Tiger Shoes

Pair of children’s shoes designed in the image of a tiger Read More
Traditional Indian cotton fabric using natural dyes

Ajrakh, block printed fabric from Rajasthan

Traditional Indian cotton fabric using natural dyes Read More
Russian peasant emnbroidery of Mokosh

Embroidery of the Russian Goddess Mokosh

Ritual linen towel used in marriage and childbirth Read More
Silver wafer box from York Minster

York Minster Wafer Box

Given in memory of a soldier who died in WWI Read More
Javanese Marriage Figures

Javanese Marriage Figures

Hindu figures help bring good luck to newly weds Read More
Spindles

Bradford's Industrial Revolution

Tracking a city's industrial and social change Read More
Sande Society rattle

Sande Society Rattle

Ceremonial rattle used by West African girls and women Read More

Unveiling the Preston WWI Memorial

Remembering so many... Read More

Carved Coconut Head

Genuine or made for the tourist trade? Read More
Detail of a carving of the Hindu God Garuda

Carving of the Hindu God Garuda

Also a national symbol of Thailand and Indonesia Read More
Detail of a Ming Dynasty carving

Chinese Warrior

Carved figure of Han Dynasty General Kwan-ti Read More
Carved faience pendant of the warrior goddess of ancient Egypt

Egyptian Sekhmet Pendant

Carved faience of the warrior goddess of ancient Egypt Read More

Chinese Tabard from the Qing Dynasty

Symbol of Chinese women's status Read More
The Middleham Jewel

The Middleham Jewel

A priceless pendant with magical properties Read More
Japanese Shrine or Butsudan

Japanese Shrine or Butsudan

A domestic shrine housing the Goddess of Mercy Read More

Carved Ivory Tusks

Elaborately carved elephant's tusk from Benin, West Africa Read More
Model Ship of the Dead

Ship of the Dead

Made by the Dayak peoples of Borneo to carry souls to the afterlife Read More
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