Thomas Cadbury - Curator of Antiquities
I manage RAMM's Antiquities collections. These are large and varied and include local archaeology and history, the archaeology of Mediterranean and Western Asian civilisations and coins and medals.
How I ended up at RAMM
I moved to Devon after helping set up a new archaeology museum for Lincolnshire, its called The Collection.
Best part of my job
I really enjoy working with the public, whether its trying to identify objects they bring in or talking about how a small piece of flint can help shed light on the life of someone living thousands of years ago.
A funny thing happened...
At a previous museum someone tried to convince me that they had found one of Oliver Cromwell's warts. It turned out to be a rice crispie painted brown. I nearly believed them.
What I like most about RAMM
I like to see so many people in the galleries enjoying the new displays. I am especially pleased that the toy farm in the Making History Gallery is so popular. It’s a nice toy to play with, but also a pretty accurate model of a farm on Dartmoor that was abandoned around 700 years ago. The place was called Dinna Clerks, sadly we don't know who lived there but their lives fascinate me.
If you see me in the museum, ask me....
Whats that? Especially if it's a bit of flint. If you have a few minutes I can show you how to tell stone age flint tool from a piece of rock