St John's Cross on display in Iona Abbey Infirmary Museum.

Earlier this year, my colleagues from the collections team and I travelled to Iona to do some essential conservation work at the museum.

Many of the beautiful items you can see at the museum are fragile and need to be kept in carefully controlled conditions. To achieve that, we have several tricks on hand:

Have you been to the museum? What did you think?


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Lynsey Haworth

Lynsey is the Collections Access Manager in our collections team. She is responsible for ensuring the artefacts we care for are made as widely available as possible for the public to enjoy. This includes managing the content of the HES collections web pages, running the team's pop-up museum, and overseeing student placements within the team.