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'Lt. Jones was undergoing confinement for being in telepathic communication with some person or persons unknown!'This is...
09/06/2021
Records of Cappadocia | Museum of Freemasonry | Collection favourites

'Lt. Jones was undergoing confinement for being in telepathic communication with some person or persons unknown!'

This is just one of the fascinating entries in a collection favourite from Museum of Freemasonry Librarian Martin Cherry ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://youtu.be/2oagTv2c8hw

#freemasons

'Lt. Jones was undergoing confinement for being in telepathic communication with some person or persons unknown!'This is just one of the fascinating entries ...

Do you know a Librarian looking to move?Join us at Museum of Freemasonry, based in Freemasons' Hall, Covent Garden, and ...
09/06/2021
Jobs

Do you know a Librarian looking to move?
Join us at Museum of Freemasonry, based in Freemasons' Hall, Covent Garden, and help manage one of the most interesting libraries in the world. You'll even get to work with displays and create content. It's a unique position with 28 June deadline for applications ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/PZbb50F4zgL

#library #libraries #librarians #libraryservices #libraryjobs #londonjobs #museumjobs #museumfromhome

Join our friendly, professional team and help us to engage a diverse audience with freemasonryโ€™s unique cul

Do you know a Librarian looking to move?Join us at Museum of Freemasonry, based in Freemasons' Hall, Covent Garden, and ...
07/06/2021
Jobs

Do you know a Librarian looking to move?
Join us at Museum of Freemasonry, based in Freemasons' Hall, Covent Garden, and help manage one of the most interesting libraries in the world. You'll even get to work with displays and create content. It's a unique position with 28 June deadline for applications ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/PZbb50F4zgL

#library #libraries #librarians #libraryservices #libraryjobs #londonjobs #museumjobs #museumfromhome

Join our friendly, professional team and help us to engage a diverse audience with freemasonryโ€™s unique cul

Don't forget โš ๏ธ The last in our current season of Online Talks is next week, when Librarian Martin will discuss the fron...
04/06/2021

Don't forget โš ๏ธ The last in our current season of Online Talks is next week, when Librarian Martin will discuss the frontispieces from the books of Constitutions.
Book your free place ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/HK5i50F38fw

#illustration #freemasons #print #design #designhistory #arthistory

Don't forget โš ๏ธ The last in our current season of Online Talks is next week, when Librarian Martin will discuss the frontispieces from the books of Constitutions.
Book your free place ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/HK5i50F38fw

#illustration #freemasons #print #design #designhistory #arthistory

Henry was told to get some sea air for the good of his health and ended up on the Titanic in 1912. What became of his tw...
28/05/2021

Henry was told to get some sea air for the good of his health and ended up on the Titanic in 1912. What became of his twin daughters is a tale worth telling...
Start reading here ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/blog/tale-titanic-twins

#titanic #twins #girlschool #museumfromhome #charity #seahistory #history

Henry was told to get some sea air for the good of his health and ended up on the Titanic in 1912. What became of his twin daughters is a tale worth telling...
Start reading here ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/blog/tale-titanic-twins

#titanic #twins #girlschool #museumfromhome #charity #seahistory #history

Our final instalment of the spring season of Online Talks is coming up on Tuesday 8 June at 7:30pm. Join our Librarian M...
27/05/2021

Our final instalment of the spring season of Online Talks is coming up on Tuesday 8 June at 7:30pm. Join our Librarian Martin Cherry as he discusses the frontispieces of the freemasons' Constitutions and helps decode their meaning from Grand Lodge rivalries to reflections on social developments.

Book your free place ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/eD2c50EWAdf

Our final instalment of the spring season of Online Talks is coming up on Tuesday 8 June at 7:30pm. Join our Librarian Martin Cherry as he discusses the frontispieces of the freemasons' Constitutions and helps decode their meaning from Grand Lodge rivalries to reflections on social developments.

Book your free place ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/eD2c50EWAdf

It was a lovely surprise to have the company of Museum Trustee Bro. Keith Smith in the Library last week. He dropped in ...
27/05/2021

It was a lovely surprise to have the company of Museum Trustee Bro. Keith Smith in the Library last week. He dropped in before a lodge meeting to see the new exhibition and show us his very own piece of Ruspini history by way of a wonderful Royal Arch companion jewel. The jewel has the name 'Bart. Ruspini' and the date 1772 engraved on it.

He told us: 'It was worn by the last President of the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys at the celebrations for Grand Chapter in 2013'. It was lent to the President at that point and Bro. Smith was able to purchase it from the collector the following year. He says, 'It is coming to the Museum in my legacy but I get to wear it until then!'

Ruspini was exalted as a Royal Arch freemason with three others at a meeting of the Supreme and Royal Grand Chapter held at the Kingโ€™s Arms on 11 December 1772, when he was appointed as a Steward, responsible for organising the Grand Feast and Ball.

Discover more at the exhibition
Generous Dentist: Bartholomew Ruspini
17 May 2021 - 7 Feb 2022
Free entry. Open to all

Book here: https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/whats-on/generous-dentist-bartholomew-ruspini

#museumsreopening #reopening #museums #londonhistory #history #heritage #thingstodo #free #dentist #charity #freemasons #freemasonry #jewellery #museumfreemasonry #museummileldn #museummile #london

Discover the story of one of London's most generous inhabitants. Italian-born Bartholomew Ruspini, the generous dentist ...
25/05/2021
Generous Dentist: Bartholomew Ruspini at Museum of Freemasonry, London

Discover the story of one of London's most generous inhabitants. Italian-born Bartholomew Ruspini, the generous dentist who transformed your life, and many others, without you even knowing!

Exhibition curator Susan Snell will introduce Ruspini with her free online talk on Tuesday 25 May at 19:30. See our events for details.

https://youtu.be/2tFPxEcwHak

As dentists go, itโ€™s hard to find one who brings more joy to the world than Bartholomew Ruspini.Having settled in England in the 1750s, Italian dentist Ruspi...

Those royal blue eyes match his velvet coat perfectly, while the grey-white curls of his hair complement the wispy neckt...
21/05/2021

Those royal blue eyes match his velvet coat perfectly, while the grey-white curls of his hair complement the wispy necktie. Only a portrait painter like John Russell could create such a wonderful likeness.

John Russell was born in Guildford in 1745 and an early member of Royal Academy of Arts. Known for his work in oil pastel, this portrait of Ruspini from the 1790s demonstrates his mastery of the medium. Ruspini, as a founder of the Lodge of the Nine Muses, was no philistine and would often entertain London's creative circles at his Pall Mall home.

The original portrait usually proudly hangs in the offices of Masonic Charitable Foundation the successor to Ruspini's initial 18th-century charity.

Discover more at the exhibition
Generous Dentist: Bartholomew Ruspini
17 May 2021 - 7 Feb 2022
Free entry. Open to all

Book here ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/cIyW50EHm9X

#museumsreopening #reopening #museums #londonhistory #history #heritage #thingstodo #free #dentist #charity #freemasons #illustration #painting #johnrussell #royalacademy #pasel #oilpaint #portrait

Those royal blue eyes match his velvet coat perfectly, while the grey-white curls of his hair complement the wispy necktie. Only a portrait painter like John Russell could create such a wonderful likeness.

John Russell was born in Guildford in 1745 and an early member of Royal Academy of Arts. Known for his work in oil pastel, this portrait of Ruspini from the 1790s demonstrates his mastery of the medium. Ruspini, as a founder of the Lodge of the Nine Muses, was no philistine and would often entertain London's creative circles at his Pall Mall home.

The original portrait usually proudly hangs in the offices of Masonic Charitable Foundation the successor to Ruspini's initial 18th-century charity.

Discover more at the exhibition
Generous Dentist: Bartholomew Ruspini
17 May 2021 - 7 Feb 2022
Free entry. Open to all

Book here ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/cIyW50EHm9X

#museumsreopening #reopening #museums #londonhistory #history #heritage #thingstodo #free #dentist #charity #freemasons #illustration #painting #johnrussell #royalacademy #pasel #oilpaint #portrait

Spread the word ๐Ÿ’ฌ our new exhibition will launch online tomorrow night via YouTube premiere!Our Director Vicky and Archi...
17/05/2021

Spread the word ๐Ÿ’ฌ our new exhibition will launch online tomorrow night via YouTube premiere!

Our Director Vicky and Archivist Susan will launch Generous Dentist with a special film preview at 7.30pm.
Find out how to join ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/kQwZ50EOkxf

#reopening #museumfromhome

Spread the word ๐Ÿ’ฌ our new exhibition will launch online tomorrow night via YouTube premiere!

Our Director Vicky and Archivist Susan will launch Generous Dentist with a special film preview at 7.30pm.
Find out how to join ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/kQwZ50EOkxf

#reopening #museumfromhome

Our new spring season of free Online Talks is live. Book your place today.Discover something different ๐Ÿ‘€ https://museumf...
26/04/2021

Our new spring season of free Online Talks is live.
Book your place today.
Discover something different ๐Ÿ‘€
https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/whats-on

#blackhistory #freemasonhistory #britishhistory #museumfromhome #museums #museumtalks #historyfromhome

Our new spring season of free Online Talks is live.
Book your place today.
Discover something different ๐Ÿ‘€
https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/whats-on

#blackhistory #freemasonhistory #britishhistory #museumfromhome #museums #museumtalks #historyfromhome

Our new spring season of free Online Talks is live. Book your place today.Discover something different ๐Ÿ‘€ https://museumf...
25/04/2021

Our new spring season of free Online Talks is live.
Book your place today.
Discover something different ๐Ÿ‘€
https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/whats-on

#blackhistory #freemasonhistory #britishhistory #museumfromhome #museums #museumtalks #historyfromhome

Our new spring season of free Online Talks is live.
Book your place today.
Discover something different ๐Ÿ‘€
https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/whats-on

#blackhistory #freemasonhistory #britishhistory #museumfromhome #museums #museumtalks #historyfromhome

Our new spring season of free Online Talks is live. Book your place today.Discover something different ๐Ÿ‘€ http://ow.ly/fr...
24/04/2021

Our new spring season of free Online Talks is live.
Book your place today.
Discover something different ๐Ÿ‘€
http://ow.ly/frLz50EwHe4

#blackhistory #freemasonhistory #britishhistory #museumfromhome #museums #museumtalks #historyfromhome

Our new spring season of free Online Talks is live.
Book your place today.
Discover something different ๐Ÿ‘€
http://ow.ly/frLz50EwHe4

#blackhistory #freemasonhistory #britishhistory #museumfromhome #museums #museumtalks #historyfromhome

It's here! Our spring season of Online Talks begins 27 April 'Bridging the divide: Letters from a segregated America'Two...
22/04/2021

It's here! Our spring season of Online Talks begins 27 April

'Bridging the divide: Letters from a segregated America'
Two remarkable men demonstrate how the bonds of freemasonry could transcend the boundaries of national and racial differences.

Book your free ticket now: https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/whats-on/bridging-divide-letters-segregated-america

It's here! Our spring season of Online Talks begins 27 April

'Bridging the divide: Letters from a segregated America'
Two remarkable men demonstrate how the bonds of freemasonry could transcend the boundaries of national and racial differences.

Book your free ticket now: https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/whats-on/bridging-divide-letters-segregated-america

When the tragic death of Bro. Moore left Lodge of Peace and Harmony without a Treasurer in the 1800s, no one could've im...
25/03/2021

When the tragic death of Bro. Moore left Lodge of Peace and Harmony without a Treasurer in the 1800s, no one could've imagined what would happen next.
Join our Curator Mark as he tells the unbelievable story of the Treasurerโ€™s jewels ๐Ÿ‘€ https://youtu.be/61jn-x-DC4Q

#MuseumFromHome

When the tragic death of Bro. Moore left Lodge of Peace and Harmony without a Treasurer in the 1800s, no one could've imagined what would happen next.
Join our Curator Mark as he tells the unbelievable story of the Treasurerโ€™s jewels ๐Ÿ‘€ https://youtu.be/61jn-x-DC4Q

#MuseumFromHome

Did you miss the conversation between Auctioneer Philip Serrell and our Curator Mark Dennis? Fear not! We have it on our...
06/03/2021

Did you miss the conversation between Auctioneer Philip Serrell and our Curator Mark Dennis? Fear not! We have it on our YouTube channel now so you can catch up over the weekend ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://youtu.be/urT3L5T8eJ0

Did you miss the conversation between Auctioneer Philip Serrell and our Curator Mark Dennis? Fear not! We have it on our YouTube channel now so you can catch up over the weekend ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://youtu.be/urT3L5T8eJ0

We all know the name Mozart, but do we all know about his enthusiasm for freemasonry and how it influenced his music? Re...
05/03/2021

We all know the name Mozart, but do we all know about his enthusiasm for freemasonry and how it influenced his music? Read all about Mozart the freemason here ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/gdfv50DRgHt

#mozart #musichistory #austrianhistory #austria #museums #museumfromhome #schoolfromhome

We all know the name Mozart, but do we all know about his enthusiasm for freemasonry and how it influenced his music? Read all about Mozart the freemason here ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/gdfv50DRgHt

#mozart #musichistory #austrianhistory #austria #museums #museumfromhome #schoolfromhome

They say it's the thought that counts. Well an awful lot of thinking went into designing this particular gift for Sir Jo...
01/03/2021

They say it's the thought that counts. Well an awful lot of thinking went into designing this particular gift for Sir John Doyle.

Watch our Curator Mark as he explains why this is one of his Collection Favourites ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/t8o350DMSde

#museumfromhome #army #museums #learn

They say it's the thought that counts. Well an awful lot of thinking went into designing this particular gift for Sir John Doyle.

Watch our Curator Mark as he explains why this is one of his Collection Favourites ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/t8o350DMSde

#museumfromhome #army #museums #learn

There's always one, isn't there?Back in 1898, The Freemason's Chronicle reported on some student antics at a lodge in Ox...
26/02/2021

There's always one, isn't there?
Back in 1898, The Freemason's Chronicle reported on some student antics at a lodge in Oxford, with one undergraduate holding on like 'grim death'!
Read all about it ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/vpfQ50DL0wh

#oxford #studentlife #museumfromhome #museums

There's always one, isn't there?
Back in 1898, The Freemason's Chronicle reported on some student antics at a lodge in Oxford, with one undergraduate holding on like 'grim death'!
Read all about it ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/vpfQ50DL0wh

#oxford #studentlife #museumfromhome #museums

1000 hot stew dinners: a first-hand account from London's poor East End on how Irish stew was being used to relieve hung...
19/02/2021

1000 hot stew dinners: a first-hand account from London's poor East End on how Irish stew was being used to relieve hunger as reported in The Freemason, this week in 1881 ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/s6rr50DEQZV

1000 hot stew dinners: a first-hand account from London's poor East End on how Irish stew was being used to relieve hunger as reported in The Freemason, this week in 1881 ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/s6rr50DEQZV

What was happening this week in Masonic Periodicals?Well, in 1890 there was a special delivery of 20 tons of mummified c...
09/02/2021

What was happening this week in Masonic Periodicals?
Well, in 1890 there was a special delivery of 20 tons of mummified cats arriving in Liverpool from Egypt.

Find out what was going on ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/T4Az50Dvx4c

#egypt #ancientegypt #egyptianmummy #liverpool #liverpoolmuseum #cats #museumfromhome #homeschooling #schoolfromhome #museummileldn

What was happening this week in Masonic Periodicals?
Well, in 1890 there was a special delivery of 20 tons of mummified cats arriving in Liverpool from Egypt.

Find out what was going on ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/T4Az50Dvx4c

#egypt #ancientegypt #egyptianmummy #liverpool #liverpoolmuseum #cats #museumfromhome #homeschooling #schoolfromhome #museummileldn

Have you been home-schooling during lockdown?Are you an under-pressure teacher?We had a fascinating latest instalment of...
05/02/2021

Have you been home-schooling during lockdown?
Are you an under-pressure teacher?
We had a fascinating latest instalment of our series 'This week in Masonic Periodicals'. It's a review of a 19th century book describing a new attitude to 'over-pressure in study' for children in education.
Read about it here ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/repg50DsrI2

#homeschooling #education #teachers #museumfromhome #schoolfromhome #lockdown

Have you been home-schooling during lockdown?
Are you an under-pressure teacher?
We had a fascinating latest instalment of our series 'This week in Masonic Periodicals'. It's a review of a 19th century book describing a new attitude to 'over-pressure in study' for children in education.
Read about it here ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/repg50DsrI2

#homeschooling #education #teachers #museumfromhome #schoolfromhome #lockdown

Join us for our next live online talk on 24 Feb at 19:30 when Auctioneer Philip Serrell sits down with our Curator Mark ...
02/02/2021

Join us for our next live online talk on 24 Feb at 19:30 when Auctioneer Philip Serrell sits down with our Curator Mark Dennis to discuss #porcelain, #pottery, #antiques and our wonderful collection. Free and open to all!

Book your place here ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/oC4D50DoRvU

Join us for our next live online talk on 24 Feb at 19:30 when Auctioneer Philip Serrell sits down with our Curator Mark Dennis to discuss #porcelain, #pottery, #antiques and our wonderful collection. Free and open to all!

Book your place here ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/oC4D50DoRvU

A chance discovery while searching the archives revealed a small treasure trove of hand-painted watercolours from the 19...
01/02/2021

A chance discovery while searching the archives revealed a small treasure trove of hand-painted watercolours from the 19th century. Read all about it here ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/uQE850DnUPg

A chance discovery while searching the archives revealed a small treasure trove of hand-painted watercolours from the 19th century. Read all about it here ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/uQE850DnUPg

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At the Museum of Freemasonry, our goal is to help you learn about freemasonry in all its cultural richness. If youโ€™re a freemason, the museum is a treasure trove for exploration. If youโ€™re not a freemason, itโ€™s the perfect place to visit and discover what freemasonry is all about.

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