Mobility of Objects: Pilgrim badges and devotional tokens from the Grosvenor Museum, Chester
Are souvenirs a modern phenomenon? This film is part of the Mobility of Objects Across Boundaries (MOB) network, a collaborative, interdisciplinary project funded by an AHRC network grant, which reconsiders the history of material culture in the period AD 1000-1700. This film starts with an introduction of the MOB project by Dr Leah R. Clark (The Open University) and Dr Katherine Wilson (University of Chester). This is followed by a close examination of pilgrim badges and devotional tokens by Elizabeth Montgomery (Collections and Interpretation Officer) in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester. This film showcases how medieval and Renaissance pilgrims travelled to shrines and brought home with them tokens as keepsakes of their journey.