Hidden Gems at Bassetlaw Museum
Bassetlaw Museum Stores
In preparation for Bassetlaw’s Museums at Night event (19th May), I was given the opportunity to delve into the collection stores and explore what geological specimens the museum has.
Currently, Bassetlaw does not have any geology specimens permanently on display. Therefore, the Museums at Night event was deemed the perfect opportunity to show case the ‘Hidden Gems’ of the collection.
In the stores, I found specimens of Rocks, Minerals and Fossils that explain the geological evolution of the local area and wider world.
Here are a couple of items that we decided to put on display at the ‘Hidden Gems’ event:
‘Hidden Gems’ – Museums at Night Event
The ‘Hidden Gems’ were brought out of the stores and displayed especially for the Museums at Night event on the 19th May. Visitors took an interest in the items and even used a magnifying glass to get a closer and more detailed look.
As you can see from the image below, I helped to set up an activity station to encourage engagement with the objects.
In the future, we hope to show case Bassetlaw’s geology collection more regularly, which could be achieved through changing the ‘objects of the month’ displays.
By Annabelle Arnold, Resilience Syndicate Intern at Bassetlaw Museum