Friday, 3 October 2008

Maidstone Museum's new statue and 150 years of collecting...

Being one of those people who likes to collect stuff (objet trouve, memories....) I couldn't resist the chance (training day at school - child to entertain for a day!)to check out the Kaleidoscope Exhibition at Maidstone Museum & Bentliff Art Gallery which celebrates 150 years of collecting. The exhibit runs till 26th October and features some great and gruesome items from the museum's store cupboards, including a tigerskin from the days of the Raj complete with bullet holes. It also meant we were able to see the newly unveiled statue commemorating the 60th anniversary of the raising of the Queen's Gurkha Engineers by Sussex sculptor Mary Scott.
The museum continues to be a great local resource and of huge value for teaching younger generations all about our history and our community.

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