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Dudley Museum seeks WWI artefacts for commemorative exhibition
9:00am Saturday 28th September 2013 in Local
DUDLEY Museum is calling on people across the borough to loan WWI artefacts as part of a four-year exhibition commemorating the First World War.
The Dudley Council-run museum has grand plans for the exhibition, which will run from August 2014 to November 2018, and museum bosses want to borrow items of interest from borough residents.
Artefacts of all kinds are sought, especially those with a family history.
The museum wants to show the impact of the war on communities, and is particularly interested in pictures, clothing, souvenirs and stories of people from the area who experienced the conflict.
Councillor Tracy Wood, Dudley’s cabinet member for environment and culture, said: “Dudley Museum always tries to bring a local element to its exhibitions and I hope the World War I exhibition will be no exception.
“Using items loaned by local people puts this world event into context and helps us understand what many of our own families must have experienced during this daunting time.
“I hope local people will come forward with artefacts to help us jointly commemorate this hugely important era in our shared history.”
The museum hosted a similar exhibition ten years ago, which used a range of artefacts loaned from the public along with items from the museum’s own archive.
Anyone with artefacts to loan can contact Adrian Durkin on 01384 815573.
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