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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:

 

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

Medieval pottery chosen by Curator David Thorold

Eric Morecambe’s pipes chosen by his son Gary Morecambe

Pearce Recycling photos & documents dating from 1869 chosen by Joanne Pearce

Bricket Wood China Fairings chosen by local collector Ann Elliott:

Model of RNLB (Royal National Life Boat) St Albans of the RNLI Memorial Sculpture chosen by Anthony Oliver

Tales of Enchantment by Frank Salisbury chosen by Assistant Learning Officer, Sally Beniston

Black Lives Matter placards from St Albans protest chosen by Curator Sarah Keeling

Whilst St Albans Museum + Gallery is closed we have put a small number of the Black Lives Matter placards on display in the windows of the museum. You can read more about these placards, which are part of our commitment to contemporary collecting on the Black Lives Matter: St Albans online exhibition.

Protest in the Market Place, St Albans (12 June 2020)

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