Curator Blog – Rediscovering Our Collections

Curator Blog – Rediscovering Our Collections

So what have I been up to in the last two weeks? On Sunday 31 October I was at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre with a couple of our fantastic volunteers and some objects from the collection. It was a cold slightly grey day but a few people ventured in to see what we had and I met some really lovely people who were interested in the objects we had brought and spent quite a bit of time chatting to us about their memories and also telling us what some of the objects were that we weren’t sure about, which was lovely!

Last week I and other colleagues met with a representative from the British Museum to talk about a touring exhibition that we are going to be part of: Vikings! It’s all very exciting and there is a lot of work to be done but basically we are going to be hosting an exhibition on Vikings in 2018 organised by the British Museum and York Museums Trust. I’ve started contacting colleagues in other museums in the regions to see what objects we could possibly loan and have had a few positive responses so far, which is great. Watch this space!

On Monday I took down the Watercolour exhibition and wrapped all the works ready for it to travel to the Williamson Museum & Art Gallery in Birkenhead where it will be on display from January until March next year. If you didn’t get chance to see the exhibition while it was here then you can see it at the Williamson and it is worth the visit as the works are just stunning.

Finally as it is Armistice Day I think we should all just take a moment to remember those who have sacrificed so much for us. Below is an image of Private Jeffrey Rimmer a local man who served in the Kings Liverpool Regiment during World War I and engaged in the Battle of Loos, Vermelle, Cambrin and Givenchy. During the bombardment of Bethune he rescued a wounded soldier and four civilians. He was specially awarded the Diploma of Honour and thanks by the Maire of Bethune. In December 1916 he was awarded the Croix de Guerre, a French military decoration.

Nicola Euston

Museum Manager

Image is Private Jeffrey Rimmer by Samuel Lawson Booth

Posted on 11 November 2016 under Museum

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