Salisbury Museum launching first ever online exhibition

Salisbury Museum launching first ever online exhibition

Published at 5:38am 17th April 2020.

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While the museum's doors are closed, they're starting up an Insta version for us to learn more about the city's history.

It's being called 'Pick & Mix' and will go live next Thursday (23rd April) on their special Instagram profile, @pickandmixtsm

The online exhibition is being set up while the coronavirus restrictions mean their planned 'redisplaying' of the History of Salisbury Gallery can't be seen in person.

The social media account will feature specially selected items from the Museum's collection, to 'explore the last 800 years of the city's history through fascinating objects'.

Salisbury Museum's already been sharing images from their archives on Twitter too: 

The new Pick & Mix exhibition is part of the Salisbury Museum for Future Generations Project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

It's aimed at finding out the kinds of objects and themes that should feature in the new gallery.

We can 'like' and comment on the items shared to show our appreciation.

We'll also be able to send in our own pieces that come from Salisbury and mean a lot to us.

Salisbury Giant Salisbury Museum
The Salisbury Giant is among the Musuem's pieces that really captures the imagination


It could be anything from a set of keys lost in Salisbury's medieval drains, to images of the Salisbury Giant, who has led parades around the city streets since the 15th century.

One of the items will be a pilgrim badge, found in the River Avon in Salisbury in 1987.

Our Lady Of Tombelaine Salisbury Museum
The Our Lady Of Tombelaine badge that's looked after by Salisbury Museum

It dates from the 15th century, but comes from a chapel on the island of Tombelaine, off the coast of Normandy in France.

Kate Wickson, Learning and Engagement Volunteer at Salisbury Museum, said: 

"Why does this little object only 57 mm high, mean something to me? It is an object imbued with layers of meaning. I love the charm of the workmanship. I also love its meaning. What impelled someone to travel from Salisbury to northwest France? To bring home this little piece and ensure peace and safety for loved ones, of course. A very apposite message!"

We can find out more about the Pick & Mix exhibition on their Instagram page @pickandmixtsm or visting the Salisbury Museum website.

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