A new exhibition shows off museums old bits

| 15/12/2010

(CNS): A new exhibition at the National Museum has some unexpected artefacts on display as part of the National Museum’s series ‘From the Collection.’ Inspired in part by budgetconstraints and the ever present demand for display opportunities the new exhibition will allow the public to view some of the Museum’s 9,000 pieces that are in storage and will be staged in the Changing Gallery. Devil fish and 100-year old embroidery will sit alongside pieces such as the register with copper oxidized finish and oak base was produced in the early 20th century by the National Cash Register Company of Ohio but which rang up sales here in Cayman.

“With From the Collection we have turned adversity into opportunity. With funds limiting the number of more elaborate exhibitions we can launch, we decided to highlight the many unique and fascinating artefacts –which might not be easily paired with another exhibit and are mostly kept in storage .Some of the items have never even been seen by the public and we hope everyone enjoys this journey back in time,” said Exhibition Manager Wray Banker.

From the Collection opened on Friday, 3 December and will remain open until the end of March next year.

Other exhibits worth visiting are the permanent galleries namely The Natural History and The Cultural History Gallery. These have been totally revamped for the Museum’s reopening 2009. For more information on these as well as special Museum activities, visit www.museum.ky

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