Abbey Icons take Flight

Abbey Icons take Flight

On Wednesday 2nd February 2022, a large truck from International Art Services spirited away two of the Abbey Museum’s collection of icons. This was the start of a journey for “Saint Michael as Guardian of the Host” and “Forty Martyrs of Sebaste” to Auckland Art...
A Little Roman Bling

A Little Roman Bling

If you were lucky enough to find yourself time-travelling back to ancient Rome, you would no doubt notice many Roman women wearing jewellery that we are familiar with today. Finger rings were among the most popular form of personal jewellery, worn by both men and...
Roman Family Fun Week – Bringing History Alive.

Roman Family Fun Week – Bringing History Alive.

“Play is the work of the Child”  – Maria Montessori For over 10 years the Abbey Museum has run Roman Family Fun Week.  It has proved to be a great success with families as it caters for children from 3 to 12 years of age. It’s a fun, hands-on day filled with...
The Journey of a Sofer: a study into spiritual calligraphy

The Journey of a Sofer: a study into spiritual calligraphy

Discovering more about the creation of some of the fascinating religious texts on display in the Abbey Museum. On Saturday 24 April, Mr Brodie Taylor, Curator (Arts and Exhibitions), University of Southern Queensland, will give a presentation to the Abbey Museum...