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Posted on Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:30 pm || Last edited by MusicMan on Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:47 pm; edited 2 times in total
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Lorenzo's call for historical information and photographs inspired me to ask this question. Where around where you live can you see historical examples of maille?

I am hoping that by starting this thread it can become a resource for people who are traveling so they can know were to find maille exhibits or collections where ever your travels take you.

My first contribution is:
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, Missouri
USA


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They have a couple selections of both European and Japanese armor, as well as interesting stone carvings of the ancient Philistine armies.


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Posted on Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:04 pm
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This is an excellent idea for a thread.

My contribution, besides what I've already posted in the gallery, Is that Jon of www.theringlord.com has a collection of antique maille purses. It's a private collection and not open to public viewing. If you're ever in the area of Saskatoon you could ask politely in advance to arrange for a shop tour and perhaps to see this collection.


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Posted on Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:58 am
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The Royal Ontario Museum
The Higgans about an hour or so outside of boston.
Baltimore museum of art very little armour but lots of other stuff.
The Walters also in Baltimore The fish was standing in the hall by the museum shop.
Philadelphia museum of art
these last two I have heard about.
Clevland museum of art
The frazier museum in Kentucky
Their armour is actualy from the museum of london

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Posted on Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:26 pm
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I have found another exhibit that has some maille items in Lincoln Nebraska.

Morrill Hall on the University of Nebraska Campus is having an exhibit of "Weapons Throughout Time" and they have a couple of pieces of maille in the exhibit. Now throught August 2010.

Information:
Monday-Saturday 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Thursdays 9:30 am-8:00 pm
Sundays 1:30 pm-4:30 pm

19 and older $5


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Posted on Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:16 pm
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My sister tells me that Exploration Place in Wichita, KS has a nice display. I have yet to check it out, but will post pics once I do.

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Posted on Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:03 pm
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One of our members, davidw, sent me this information.

Alexander Baranov, governor of the Shelikhov-Golikov Company and Russian Alaska, wore a chainmaille shirt that's now held by the Smithsonian. A few links:

http://historywired.si.edu/object.cfm?ID=173

http://historywired.si.edu/detail.cfm?ID=173

A more detailed account can be found in Russians in Tlingit America: The Battles of Sitka, 1802 And 1804. The following link goes to Google's preview of that book, which includes a large portion of the account on page 400.

http://books.google.com/books?id=yFa4anGH6U0C&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q=&f=false


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Posted on Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:51 pm
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that fish looks strikingly like something david austin had a hand in.

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My wife said that she saw some great pieces in the tower of London, but unfortunately I was not on that trip so can only go on second hand knowledge.


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Posted on Sat May 08, 2010 9:15 am
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The London museum has several pieces of maille on display, amongst others a complete shirt made with links in different sizes of wire.

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Posted on Sun May 09, 2010 4:31 am
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The Wallace Monument (near Stirling, Scotland) had a bit of chainmaille and Wallace's sword (witch is awsome) and Glamis (pronounced Glams) Castle, north of Dundee and also in Scotland, has some nice pieces (both armour and weapons)

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Posted on Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:06 pm
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I took this information from a post ZiLi posted in another thread. He said that there was an ex bijouterie factory in Idar-Oberstein, Germany that had a museum there that not only showed maille, but the machines and some pattern books that date to the early 1900's.

ZiLi please correct me if I mis-quoted you. Thanks for the information.


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Posted on Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:50 pm
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitecleuch_Chain

Maille (ish) as Jewellery.


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You can find maille in the strangest places. On a family vacation I ran into some maille in the Overland Trail Museum, in Sterling, Colorado. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera along, who would expect maille in a pioneer museum, but there it was. In the sink of the replica house was a maille pot scrubber made of split rings and solid (I believe welded) rings.

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Posted on Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:51 am
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC has some. I'm sure I also saw some at the Detroit Art Institute.

I also have a few antique maille purses, which anyone is welcome to make an appointment to take a look at if they happen to be wandering through Maine.

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Another sighting of a VERY early Byzantine was located at the Metropolitan Museum and I thought I would mention it even though Dweezle also made mention.


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