Tag: collections

Painted portrait in gold frame against green wall

22nd March 2023

Anthony Ashley Cooper, First Earl of Shaftesbury (1621-1683)

Governor of Charterhouse: 1662. Shaftesbury was a radically-minded aristocrat, who changed sides several times during the English Civil Wars. He was one of the first Whig politicians, who believed in protecting the people from institutional oppression, be that the monarchy or Parliament. It was Shaftesbury... continue

Black and white photo outside the chapel cloister

19th December 2022

Working as a Collections Assistant at the Charterhouse

Hi, my name is Jack, and I am the Collections Assistant volunteer at the Charterhouse. I have been with the museum for almost two years; during my MA course in Museum Studies, I applied for a placement there, although this had to be postponed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. What started off as working... continue

What I learned at the Charterhouse

10th September 2019

What I learned at the Charterhouse

Shiyu Gong has just finished her 8-week placement at the Charterhouse, as part of her MA course in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. Here she looks back at what the experience was like, and what she learned… The Charterhouse is very special that it is combined by museum and almshouse.... continue

Object of the Month March 2017

31st March 2017

Object of the Month March 2017

Sculpture of St Catherine, late 15th century This is all that remains of a sculpture of St Catherine of Alexandria. She is shown triumphing over the Roman Emperor Maxentius who had ordered her death. The original sculpture stood in the side chapel devoted to St Catherine. When the monastery was sacked... continue

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