30th April 2012
Junk, Gems & JellyfishOn Thursday 10 May between 10am and 7pm, curators from Manx National Heritage will be on hand to identify your mystery objects and possessions. If you have a family heirloom that you would like to know more about, a curio which excites your interest, or a painting that you found in a charity shop, why not bring it along to the iMuseum? You may have treasure just waiting to be discovered.
We’ll also help you identify natural history items such as fossils, plants and insects, and any artefacts you’ve found in the ground that may be archaeological. Although we can’t give valuations, we can hopefully identify mystery items, and if we can’t help directly we can point you in the right direction. We might be able to offer you guidance on the storage and conservation of precious items.
Curator of Social History Matthew Richardson commented:
“People often bring items into the museum for identification, and this is a service that we are happy to provide. Hopefully this event will help to make people more aware of the resources and information which Manx National Heritage can offer.”
“Most of the items which people bring to us are of Manx origin so we can usually offer an opinion or an educated guess, even if we can’t always identify something straight away. We’re also happy to see items that may not have a Manx connection and to give our thoughts on these too.”
Rummage in your cupboards and attics, and drop in on Thursday 10 May between 10am and 7pm at the iMuseum, Kingswood Grove. The event is free but donations are welcome to the Manx Museum and National Trust.