1 Sep 2016

Framed – Unearthing Local Treasure

Ever wondered about the fascinating objects that lie in our local museums?

With over twenty-one museums in Hull, East Riding and North Lincolnshire alone, it’s no surprise that there are plenty of hidden gems tucked away – each playing a huge part in our local and global history. This is why the Humber Museums Partnership have launched Framed, a project to introduce the public to some of the amazing collections that can be found right on our doorstep.

Featuring one hundred pieces of history, the campaign will run from now until the end of 2017, during Hull’s year as UK City of Culture. Thirty pieces have been pulled from the archives of each member of this museums partnership, while ten pieces will be showcased by independent museums around the region. Whether you’re interested in local shipping history, international fashion, fine art or transportation, there’s bound to be something for you.

The region’s museums hold a treasure trove of unique and exciting material that tells amazing stories. Framed aims to make everyone aware of this and encourages them to enjoy these items first hand. We have focused on a variety of storytelling mediums to ensure a wide scope of interest from all age groups and backgrounds.

Nial Adams, Museum Manager for East Riding Museums Service

Funded by Arts Council England, Framed is particularly special because of the unique way in which you can engage with the pieces on display. Not content with a simple exhibition, the Humber Museums Partnership is going all out with a host of immersive community workshops and digital experiences, including virtual reality, social media, web platforms and apps. Just remember to use the hashtag #FRMD whilst you’re there!

To find out more about this exciting project, visit the Humber Museum Partnership website or check out their Facebook and Twitter.

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