OBJECTS with a story to tell are going on display at Warwickshire’s libraries.
The new mini exhibition series – Every Object Tells a Story – will be touring the county’s libraries from the end of this month.
For the next six months, a handful of selected items from the collections of Warwickshire Museum will be on temporary display at libraries including Stratford and Leamington, with each and every object telling its own unique story.
From fossils to favourite toys, this exhibition looks at why people keep the things they do.
While the practise of collecting antiques goes back several centuries, more general collecting has taken place for thousands of years.
The small selection of objects on display includes a rock brought back to the UK from Antarctica over 100 years ago, a 1920/30s wooden canine toy, and a Roman brooch found in Coleshill approximately 1,800 years ago. The exhibits differ from library-to-library, providing an opportunity to travel the county and enjoy varying experiences.
In addition to the displays, some items will be available for visitors to pick up and closely inspect. To engage young learners, children’s activity sheets, closely linked to the exhibition, will be available.
The journey is set to begin at Coleshill and Atherstone libraries on Wednesday September 27 and Stratford Library on Tuesday October 3. Throughout the winter and on into spring next year, the exhibition will visit Wolston, Kenilworth, Southam, Nuneaton, Rugby, Leamington and Warwick libraries.