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Every object displayed in this exhibition has a fascinating story to tell about life in St Albans.

Nominated by staff, volunteers and members of the public, each item in this display is rooted in the local community, revealing hidden histories and opening up the museums' collections.

As a semi-permanent exhibition, the objects and artefacts will continue to change and this display will develop over time.

Offering something new to see and admire each time you visit, St Albans on Demand showcases just a few of the thousands of amazing objects the museum looks after.

If you have a story or an object you’d like us to display, nominate it when you next visit or contact us.

Currently on display:

Artworks chosen by Collective (see below for more information about this partnership).

Second World War & Pandemic Government leaflets chosen by Ines Basile, Museum + Gallery Programme Co-Ordinator

The Abduction of the Sabine Women after Giambologna chosen by ArtUK 

Thomas Watters by Frank Casey chosen by ArtUK 

Jim Rodford’s guitar, record and award chosen by the Rodford family

Examples of Corporation Plate chosen by the Mayor’s Civic Officer Alison Orde

Eric Morecambe’s pipes chosen by his son Gary Morecambe

First World War objects from the Bell Family chosen by Objects on Demand volunteer Jonathan Finney

The Campaign for Real Ale 50th anniversary collection - chosen by CAMRA members

John Wheeler's miniature paper figures chosen by Lockdown Life visitors

Tea Party at Napsbury by Louis Wain chosen for The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

Highfield Park Trust timeline chosen for the Highfield Park Trust 25th anniversary

Cyril Roper's Prostate Cancer fundraising plaque chosen in memory of Cyril by his family

Collective at St Albans Museum + Gallery

Collective is a new artistic hub with a gallery and space for workshops on Holywell Hill, St Albans, It was created to provide a space in which local artists and the wider community could feel inspired, imagine, create art and enjoy.

For twelve months from May 2021 Collective are going to be curating a wall of St Albans on Demand with a new artist being displayed each month.

The current artist on display is Amna Rehan

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