Museum staff begin task of choosing from35,000 objects for reopening exhibition

Darlington and Stockton Times: HISTORIC ARTEFACTS: Museum assistant Amy Mitchell with some of the items which will be on show when The Green Howards Museum reopens later in the year. HISTORIC ARTEFACTS: Museum assistant Amy Mitchell with some of the items which will be on show when The Green Howards Museum reopens later in the year.

WORK on a major redevelopment of a North Yorkshire museum has moved a step closer to completion.

While building work is still being carried out at the Green Howards Museum in Richmond, museum staff have been working behind the scenes to finalise which of the 35,000 objects in the collection will feature in the brand new displays.

The transformation of the museum is being supported by a £974,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

Visitors will have five new exhibition spaces to explore when the museum reopens later in the year, including an introduction to the regiment and its history, and many displays will be interactive.

Museum director and curator Lynda Powell said: “It’s a momentous task having to choose which objects from the collection will be on display when we re-open.

“However, we are very lucky to have so many items with which to tell the story of the regiment, and our new flexible exhibition space will allow us to change what’s on show much more regularly.

“Some objects have been chosen because they are unique or rare, such as a uniform from the Crimean War of the mid 1850s.

“Other items are displayed because they highlight the experiences of a particular individual, such as a bloodstained scarf used to bind a wound.”

For more information visit www.greenhowards.org.uk

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