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Deborah Henry-Pollard in front of a window, with yellow soft furnishings
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Time for Kindness

I am an Ambassador for Time for Kindness, an initiative which aims to amplify the kindness which exists in the world. As...

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Object of the Month May 2018
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12th May 2018

Object of the Month May 2018

This iron chest on display in our museum has been at the Charterhouse since the 17th century. It was made in Germany or the Netherlands by Jacobus Brebes and although its exact origins are not known it...

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Object of the Month April 2018
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14th April 2018

Object of the Month April 2018

The ceiling of the Great Chamber, created in the 16th century and destroyed almost entirely in the 20th century, has played a complex role in the changing hands of the Charterhouse. The Great Chamber was...

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SEND Learning at the Charterhouse (Part 1)
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19th January 2018

SEND Learning at the Charterhouse (Part 1)

Hi my name is Emily, and I am a Learning Volunteer at the Charterhouse. I am currently working with Cynthia, the Learning Programme Manager, on the development and delivery of a Special Education project...

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Queen Elizabeth I at the Charterhouse
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28th November 2017

Queen Elizabeth I at the Charterhouse

Research by Stephen Porter. When Queen Mary died on 17 November 1558 her half-sister Elizabeth was at Hatfield House. She had passed a perilous few years as the heir apparent and the hope and expectation...

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Creating a New Learning Programme
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20th November 2017

Creating a New Learning Programme

How do you create a Learning Programme from scratch? This is something I get asked a lot in my role as Learning Programme Manager at the Charterhouse. We opened our wonderful heritage site to the public...

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Central St Martin’s x Charterhouse
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10th November 2017

Central St Martin’s x Charterhouse

How do you interpret a place? Participating Students: MA Industrial Design: Bharat Chaudhary / Anlan Chen / Joao Carvalho MA Material Futures: Aileen Ling / Ingrid Rautemberg MA Furniture Design: Romen...

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Schubert Society of Britain at The Charterhouse
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2nd November 2017

Schubert Society of Britain at The Charterhouse

On Wednesday 1 November, we were delighted to welcome back the Schubert Society of Britain who celebrated their 60th anniversary. They marked the occasion here at the Charterhouse with a concert in the...

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Object of the Month October 2017
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11th October 2017

Object of the Month October 2017

This medieval plan, spanning four large sheets of vellum stitched together, charts the water system installed in the 1430s that served the Carthusian monks of the Charterhouse. It was a working document...

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A Charterhouse placement: Museum
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2nd October 2017

A Charterhouse placement: Museum

Hi! My name is Yiran Zhang and last week I just finished my 8-week placement at the Charterhouse as part of my MA course at the University of Leicester, Museum Studies. The initial motivation for me to...

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