Childhood drawings by Edward William Cooke

This is a joint entry between Terri Dendy (in italics) and Melanie Vandenbrouck about the beautiful encounters Museum staff make in the stores. As a Documentation and Audit Assistant within the Collections Management department I spend my day enhancing the records we hold on the collections management database (MIMSY XG) and hiding away behind the More…

They also serve… World Wars veteran Reginald Dowler’s British Empire Medal

Researching medals can be fascinating. We recently acquired a British Empire Medal awarded to Reginald Vernon Dowler who served in both World Wars. Unusually, during both conflicts he was employed in roles that involved caring for others. He was born in Aldeburgh, Suffolk in 1879, into a seafaring family. His father Vernon de Horsey Dowler More…