North Lincolnshire Museum is looking for people to loan objects for its next exhibition, Stories through Suitcases.
The exhibition opens on 17 July 2012 and is led by a group of young people from this area who are exploring North Lincolnshire’s social and industrial heritage.
It will focus on the stories of people who came here from other parts of the world from the 1950s onwards.
Listed below are some suggestions of the sorts of objects that the museum needs for the exhibition:
Objects you brought with you:Suitcases, bags
Clothing and Jewellery
Objects from your culture:
Cooking and eating objects
Clothing, footwear, headwear and jewellery
Objects from your first few years in North Lincolnshire:
Household objects you were given or bought
Photographs taken here
This is not a complete list and you might have other items that will be of interest.
Any objects loaned for the exhibition will be displayed in secure cases and will be returned once the exhibition closes on 5 January 2013.
If you have any objects that you’d like to loan or to find out more, contact either Lisa Staves or Kerry Dunk at North Lincolnshire Museum - email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01724 843533.
Stories through Suitcases is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and opens at North Lincolnshire Museum, Oswald Road, Scunthorpe, from 17 July 2012 to 5 January 2013.
Cllr John Briggs, deputy leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“A group of young volunteers aged between 11 and 25-years old came together to help people share their stories of how they came to live in North Lincolnshire.
“They’ve done a marvellous job and have been busy recording and filming people as they discuss their experiences.
“Now they need your help to find as many exhibits as they can for this fascinating exhibition.
“Please do get in touch with the museum if you have any objects you think might be of interest.”