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  • View of the interior of the Priory Church of the Order of St John The Priory Church of the Order of St John. Photography by Shaun Le Gassick
  • View of the interior of the Crypt of the Priory Church of the Order of St John The Crypt. Photography by Shaun Le Gassick
  • View of the Link Gallery of the Museum of the Order of St John The Link Gallery. © MOSJ
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Blog

St John Archive, Volunteering

Archives Revealed Cataloguing Project-The Progress So Far

Museum of the Order of St John Annie Lord (Project Cataloguer)

In November 2023 I started at the Museum of the Order of St John as the Project Cataloguer for the Archives Revealed project. I have been tasked with cataloguing the founding records of St John Ambulance c.1870-1939 and sharing the fascinating story of the introduction and development of organised first aid in the UK and internationally. In this post, I want to share how the work has been progressing and give you a taste of what's to come.  Read more

This is a colour photograph of four people (three women and one man) smiling and looking towards the camera. Behind the people is a metal shelving unit filled with books and boxes. The people are dressed in their own clothes, and each wears a name badge. The Project Delivery Team for the Archives Revealed cataloguing project: Sophie Denman (Archivist), Joyce Guillaume (Project Volunteer), Pat Halpin (Project Volunteer), Annie Lord (Project Cataloguer).
St John Archive, Volunteering

An update on the Archives Revealed cataloguing project: meet the Project Delivery Team!

Museum of the Order of St John Sophie Denman (Archivist)

In August, we announced that the Museum’s Archive had won a £35k #ArchivesRevealed cataloguing grant from @nationalarchivesuk. The remaining team have been recruited and are now over a month into the project, so it’s time to introduce you to the Project Delivery Team! Read more

Model of ‘St John Ambulance’ train, on wooden stand with clear plastic case, model inside on railway track. Grey plastic model train with 'St John Ambulance' in red on the side, yellow front and back ends, red details, '86608' in white, white National rail symbol on side.White label in case reading 'Class 86/6 25 kV a.c. Electric Locomotive 86608 St. John Ambulance. Model of ‘St John Ambulance’ train.
10 Minute Talks, World War Two, Collection Highlights

10-minute Talk & Tea: What’s In Store? Discover Collections Hidden Behind-The-Scenes

Museum of the Order of St John Immie Meade, Collections Inventory Assistant

The museum has over 60,000 objects in its collection and less than 1% of these are on display here in the galleries. The three objects discussed below help to tell the story of St John Ambulance and the Priory of St John, and are not normally on... Read more

St John Archive

Explore Your Archive and the theme of #EYAArt

Museum of the Order of St John Sophie Denman (Archivist)

This week is Explore Your Archive week, an annual celebration of all things archive-y, organised by the Archives & Records Association (UK & Ireland) to encourage everyone to visit, use, celebrate, and be inspired by archives across the UK & Ireland. On today’s theme of #EYAArt, Archivist Sophie Denman showcases the illustrative work in one of St John Ambulance’s early publications: First Aid to the Injured. Read more

St John Archive, World War Two, St John in Wartime

Explore Your Archive and the theme of #EYASmall

Museum of the Order of St John Sophie Denman (Archivist)

This week is Explore Your Archive week, an annual celebration of all things archive-y, organised by the Archives & Records Association (UK & Ireland) to encourage everyone to visit, use, celebrate, and be inspired by archives across the UK... Read more

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The Museum of the Order of St John would like to thank all those who have supported and continue to support its work. In particular, the Museum would like to thank the following for their generosity: