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TheInternet newsletter for the arms and armour community

Arms and armour in the news

Lots of interesting stories with assorted helmets, more details on the 15thcentury Danish ship, forts and cannon in India, discussions on museum repatriations and of course, our museum Christmas presents suggestions.

Ancient arms & forts

Swiss Army Knife of the StoneAge

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181119160256.htm

Iron Age chariot (and burial) found in south Wales

https://www.tivysideadvertiser.co.u...ales-has-been-found-in-a-pembrokeshire-field/

Roman fort found in Romania

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/ne...ve-determined-layout-roman-fort-pojejena.html

Golden helmet from Staffordshire Hoard recreated

https://www.theguardian.com/culture...old-helmet-from-staffordshire-hoard-recreated

http://www.medievalists.net/2018/11/staffordshire-hoard-helmet-reconstructions-revealed/

This week’s Viking sword- found in Turkish excavation…

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture-and-art/archeologists-find-viking-sword-in-southern-turkey/1315809

Roman fort found in Romania

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/ne...ve-determined-layout-roman-fort-pojejena.html

Through the arrow-slit . . .

Drones to save the Great Wall of China…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world...nes-called-in-to-save-the-great-wall-of-china

Archaeological research in Fiľakovo Castle, Slovakia https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20955176...ought-discoveries-of-european-importance.html

New discoveries at Montfort castle, crusaders

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology...-crusader-castle-in-northern-israel-1.6677324

Through the gunloop…

French spy's map could help archaeologists find Halifax's early defences https://www.halifaxtoday.ca/local-n...ologists-find-halifaxs-early-defences-1121070

Update on the condition of Tipu’s armouries- getting worse

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nat...ns-armoury-cant-fight-off-seeping-sewage.html

Fascinating piece about Denmark’s Christiansborg Castle in Ghana

https://allafrica.com/stories/201811250223.html

Cannons to the left, cannon to the right

Bacon cannon in Srirangapatna (I’d blame the EICo rather than the slave trade, though)

https://www.deccanherald.com/spectrum/atlantic-slavery-relic-703482.html

Restoring bronze Civil War historic cannon in Manistee Michigan

http://news.pioneergroup.com/manisteenews/2018/11/16/restoring-piece-history/

Back to the front

16th century battlefield found in Coronado

https://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerq...storic-site-rewrites-local-history/1592135684

Excavating at Princeton Battlefield

https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/excavating-history-underneath-princeton-battlefield/

Facial recognition for the Civil War

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smar...nown-figures-civil-war-photographs-180970863/

Café Basiliscoe

Chesapeake oysters..

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/...-long-history-of-sustainable-oyster-harvests/

With a choice of cannon-inspired beers…

https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/...es-in-suffolk-micro-brewery-in-bury-1-5790066

And something to read while you nibble

http://artdaily.com/news/109487/Get...nnounces-related-research-grants#.W_5fJzGNx9A

Miscellany

Interactive medieval murder map- fun for all the family…

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/28/death-map-medieval-london-1300s

Princesses and Amazons

Fighting women of the middle ages

http://www.medievalists.net/2018/11...rage-medieval-perceptions-of-women-in-combat/

Anne Bonny, she-pirate

https://www.postandcourier.com/news...cle_e7fc1e2c-101d-11e8-90b7-9fdf20ba62f8.html

Into the 20th century

Fascinating story of a lost WW2 plane in Opijnen in the Netherlands

https://borneobulletin.com.bn/a-dow...e-a-dutch-village-and-the-art-of-remembering/

And a spitfire in Norway...a fascinating read

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/spitfire-norway-mountain-great-https://www.edp24.co.uk/features/step-back-in-time-to-village-life-100-years-ago-1-5794522

Nautical news

Update on the Mars

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology...wedish-man-of-war-and-sink-the-hype-1.6694809

Search for the Angel Gabriel, lost off Maine in 1635

https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/1...-locate-a-centuries-old-shipwreck-in-bristol/

Update on the Schiedam, lost off Cornwall in 1684

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/history/diver-photographs-eerie-cannon-wreck-2228185

Another claim that the President, lost 1684 enroute from India, has been found (again) off Cornwall

https://sivweek.com/scientists-have-found-the-remains-of-the-ancient-ship-carrying-treasure/12839/

Latest finds from the Whydah

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2...pwreck-site/BSVrA0fknId49Gg3MQ3kCO/story.html

The Ivanhoe Civil War blockade runner uncovered in Fort Morgan surf https://www.al.com/news/2018/11/civil-war-blockade-runner-uncovered-in-fort-morgan-surf.html

Museum news and exhibitions

News

New career as Curator at the Wallace?

https://www.wallacecollection.org/j...M0EuDUY83XSHfL0apfTNKXeihrMdusbgoUMBp8NCmz-Zs

Macron wants to return objects to Africa

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/give-africa-its-art-back-macron-s-report-says

AndSenegal wants all its works back

http://artdaily.com/news/109502/Sen...n-of--all--its-artwork--minister#.W_5eLzGNx9A

Curators strike back…

http://artdaily.com/news/109503/Fre...ck-at-call-to-return-African-art#.W_5enjGNx9A

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/restitution-report-museums-directors-respond

Museum developments

A closer look at Breughel

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/23/...nsthistorisches-museum-technology-layers.html

Time to think more closely aboutthose labels

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/nov/28/the-art-world-tolerates-abuse-the-fight-to-change-mhttps://www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/art-authentication-is-not-an-exact-science

Exhibitions

Henry Moore & helmets coming to the Wallace Collection in the spring!

https://www.standard.co.uk/go/londo...lection-helmet-heads-sculptures-a4001656.html

Monarch of the Glen in London

http://artdaily.com/news/109521/-Th...hibition-at-the-National-Gallery#.W_-uwTGNx9A

Charles II in Edinburgh

http://artdaily.com/news/109381/Fir...s-art-collection-goes-on-display#.W_ku_TGNx9A

Valois tapestries go on tour in the US

http://artdaily.com/news/109224/New...stries-make-North-American-debut#.W_J9uzGNx9A

Captain Cook exhibitions in Australia

https://visual.artshub.com.au/news-...-pacific-national-library-of-australia-256849

Books

Michael S Fulton, Artillery in the age of the Crusades: Siege warfare and the development of trebuchet technology

http://deremilitari.org/2018/11/mic...e-development-of-trebuchet-technology-purton/

Matthew Moss: The Sterling Submachine Gun

https://ospreypublishing.com/store/...ilable-this-month/the-sterling-submachine-gun

Researching an old family library

https://museumcrush.org/how-the-national-trust-is-uncovering-the-secrets-of-an-old-family-library/

Kent Trotman’s latest catalogue

http://www.kentrotman.com/

Online Book

Lots of open access books- mainlyarchaeological

http://www.archaeopress.com/ArchaeopressShop/Public/defaultAll.asp?OpenAccess=Y&intro=true

Events

Advent market in Vienna - but hurry!

https://www.hgm.at/nc/museum/verans...nt////mittelalterlicher-adventmarkt-2018.html

What’s happening on the Vasa

https://www.vasamuseet.se/en/visit/calendar

Conferences

23 February 2019 Hindlip Hall

OrdCon conference

https://www.facebook.com/ORDCON/

10 May 2019 Leeds

The heart of the art of combat - exploring medieval manuscript I.33

https://royalarmouries.org/event/the-heart-of-the-art-of-combat/

Sales, fairs and auctions

5th December 2018 London

Antique Arms, Armour & Militaria Sale

http://www.thomasdelmar.com/Catalogues/as051218/index.html

Websites and downloads

Fascinating website about Denmark’s Gribshunden, lost off Sweden in 1495.

The website is here: http://www.blekingemuseum.se/pages/275

There is a summary in English here: http://www.blekingemuseum.se/pages/1223

And a report here: http://www.blekingemuseum.se/system...013-15_inlämning_Länsstyrelsen.pdf?1455184054

(again with English summary)

1066 etc: Crusades.fighting ladies & Oxford murders

http://www.medievalists.net/2018/11/richard-lionheart-third-crusade/

http://www.medievalists.net/2018/11...rage-medieval-perceptions-of-women-in-combat/

http://www.medievalists.net/2018/11/five-murders-in-medieval-oxford/

Finally

The Christmas present special!

Gunpowder- the latest ingredient in perfume

https://uk.style.yahoo.com/apos-totally-gunning-buzzy-fragrance-060000885.html?ghttp://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/2018/pohl-stroher-collection-l18322.html

Cuddly elephant in armour

https://shop.royalarmouries.org/chi...-armouries-armoured-elephant-stuffed-toy.html

Samurai duck

https://www.britishmushttps://mailchi.mp/karwansaraypubli...a9hPSAe9nxfN3rEb-dhlTVc_ckEisbDLSTtMLu5DfGGng

Nightwatch in playmobile

https://www.rijksmuseumshop.nl/en/catalog/product/view/id/237/s/playmobil-de-nachtwacht/

Armour-inspired jewellery

https://store.metmuhttps://store.metmuseum.org/armor-drop-earrings-80039365

Museum shop Websites

https://www.boutiquesdemusees.fr/en/idees-cadeaux.html

https://shop.khm.at/en

https://store.metmuseum.org/?mma_so...term=100517&mma_content=topnav+static+shopall

https://shop.nms.ac.uk/

https://www.rijksmuseumshop.nl/en/

https://wallacecollectionshop.org/

https://shop.nam.ac.uk/

https://www.warmuseum.ca/boutique/

https://store.philamuseum.org/

https://www.si.edu/visit/museum-stores

https://shop.rom.on.ca/?_ga=2.90123995.118445931.1543487753-591600373.1507982012

Over December I shall be tweeting nice cannons for Advent!

https://twitter.com/Basiliscoe

Compiled by Ruth Rhynas Brown – 30 November 2018 – St Andrew’s Day

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