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The History of Lancashire in 70 Objects
30 September 2017 10:31
Lancashire Life magazine has given an update on this project which we mentioned last year when it was first put forwards, the article reads:-
"After months of voting online and in museums, galleries and heritage centres across Lancashire, we have selected the items which will tell a History of Lancashire in 70 Objects.
Hundreds of pieces from collections across the country palatine were put forward for the ambitious project and the final list was decided after a lengthy discussion.
The project, which has attracted £55,000 funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, is part of the celebrations of Lancashire Life’s 70th anniversary.
We are working with the county Museums Service and Museums Development North West and the full list will be revealed in three successive issues of Lancashire Life later in the year.
Lancashire Life deputy editor Paul Mackenzie said: ‘Wherever you live in Lancashire, you’re sure to not be far from at least one of the objects. It is a wonderfully eclectic collection which covers a huge time span – our oldest object dates from three million years ago, our most recent from last year.
‘We are so grateful to all the venues which have got involved and to all the people who have voted for their favourites objects, either in person at a museum or online.’
Hundreds of items were put forward for the project and venues came up with a variety of ways to poll their visitors on which should be their final nomination. Some had ballot boxes in the museum, others ran online votes and some involved their wider communities in choosing their object.
Project co-ordinator Jennifer Ingham said: ‘It has been fascinating to see which objects have been nominated. It hasn’t always been the obvious items from a museum’s collection, but each of the objects on the final list has a great story attached to it.’
* To keep up to date with the project, follow the project on Twitter at @70_objects or search with the hashtag #Lancashire70"
We will update you has the project continues but use the link below to check yourself :-