Shine A Light

This week’s guest blog is by Megan Dennis, Curator at Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse. Here she explains the significance of museum objects and some of the different ways they can be used.

What makes museum objects special? Why are they important? What can we use them for? These questions are at the heart of how museums operate today. In a world where all public services are being cut back why do museums and their collections continue to be of importance? I believe that one of the answers is that museum collections are important because they inspire people. They have the power to change minds and lives. They have the power to improve mood and outlook. They have the power to inspire new creations.

I know because they have inspired me. When studying Iron Age coins I became fascinated by their intricate designs and beautiful art. I dreamt in dots and…

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