Book Club Review: How To Stop Time

Matt Haig’s How To Stop Time is deliberately different to any books we have read so far. Previously, authors like Plaidy have given us very straight-forward takes on the historical novel, to the point that we are able to learn our history from them. Haig’s work is less a historical novel and more science-fiction. The […]

Book Club Review: The Huguenots

In March, our Book Club read The Huguenots by Geoffrey Treasure. Breaking away from reading historical fiction, we got stuck into this in-depth, non-fiction account of the Huguenot experience in France across two centuries. We wanted to have a deeper understanding of political and religious landscape shaping the fiction that we had already been reading, […]

The Story of an Exhibition: Beginning the Research for Canterbury & Catwalk

Fragment of silk woven by the Duthoit Family, image courtesy of Canterbury Museums

Emily Fuggle, Museum director and curator of our current display Huguenot Silk: Canterbury and Catwalk talks about starting the research for this exhibition: In the 1870s Jonathan Duthoit, who was a director at the French Hospital, donated several items to the hospital. One of these was a firescreen, paneled with eighteenth-century silk from his family’s […]

Volunteer Spotlight : Modern Day Weaving

Here at the Huguenot Museum we are very lucky to have a wonderful group of dedicated and talented volunteers that are an invaluable help in the running of the Museum. Many of our volunteers are Huguenot descendants themselves and today we have a lovely blog post written by our education and documentation volunteer Ann. I […]