Friday, 20 August 2010

Precious Cargo - Stories of the World in Yorkshire

Our project Bringing the world to Whitby is looking at the history and the heritage of selected objects in Whitby Museum and where they are from.  Some pieces may have a special meaning to one person as well as having a shared history that can be appreciated by many people.  Some of the objects were brought from cultures on the other side of the world at a time when few people had opportunities to travel.  Some of those places and cultures are now under threat due to changes in society, technology and the environment.

In this blog we hope to share some ideas about these objects and explore links to other museum collections.

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1 comment:

  1. I've been inspired by the world objects at Whitby and how they fire the imagination particularly about those early exploratory and trading encounters in Oceania that these objects speak of... A few people I talk to have Whitby as their favourite museum!