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September 05, 2003

Found objects

Newark and Millgate Museums collections are being comprehensively catalogued for the first time. New materials are catalogued as they arrive and so present no problem. Some of the Victorian materials are proving mysterious as curators are not always sure just what it is they have got.

Already, staff have discovered a portable knife sharpener, 1940s wallpaper trimmer and a dock weed lifter. But the task for museum staff is made even more difficult because parts of some items have become separated.

Mrs Rodgers said: "We want people to come in and see the objects. If they do recognise something they can put down what it is to help us out.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 5, 2003 11:05 AM