Corn dollies, Romany caravans and hag stones

In October 2009 a one day pilot community project examined the links between global and local use of talisman or charms. Paul Palmer of the Museum of East Anglian Life's innovative social enterprise programme showed how local charms such as corn dollies, Romany caravans and hag stones hold similar significance and meanings to those of the Sainsbury Centre’s handling collection of ancient Central American amulet style figures.



The Community team are very happy to have developed a valuable collaborative working relationship with the Museum of East Anglian Life. The Museum is a wonderful educational resource set in the magnificent Suffolk countryside on a large, safe, open air site. We have a wide and interesting collection that includes entire buildings such as Alton Watermill, which is run twice a day, and many animals, including rare breeds.