Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Re-opening of the Explorers wing
It has been a busy few weeks for the team of volunteers at Whitby Museum. As one of the group of museums involved in a project called 'Precious Cargo' we have been working to make some of our objects from different world cultures more accessible to the visitors.
Some of the objects have now been displayed in new cases and others have been moved so that they are more easily seen. This brightly coloured object is a bird shaped rattle from the Nootka Sound region of the North Americas.
The wonderful Maori Tiki has been raised up into position between the two new cabinets alongside the Waka Taua (Maori War Canoe models). Tomorrow is the official re-opening and I must thank all the enthusiastic team of volunteers who have given their time to this including in particular Fiona Barnard, Holly Hyams, Rebekah Parkinson and Joan Edwards Without the time and energy given by the volunteers none of this would be possible so well done to the whole team! There is still plenty to get our teeth into though and we are planning a number of related events as well as working on refining the displays over the coming months.