Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 11 June 2023
NUNEATON MUSEUM visitors will be able to get ‘hands on’ with their wide collection of world masks next Saturday (17 June).
The ‘Hands on History’ session will be held inside of the Picture Gallery from 10am to 4pm, and focuses on two of the main purposes of masks – disguise and protection.
Some of the many masks that will be displayed on the day include ritual, dance, surgical, and gas masks, to name a few.
A borough council spokesperson said: “Our Hands on History events represent a unique opportunity to handle some of the wonderful artefacts from the Museum’s collections. We look forward to sharing their fascinating history with you.”
Coun. Sue Markham, Portfolio Holder for Public Services, added: “The Museum’s handling sessions enable visitors to feel the excitement of real history in their hands.”
These aren’t the only exhibitions that visitors will be able to take a look at on the day – they will also be able to browse three temporary exhibitions.
‘Wild Colour’ by Blue Torkay showcases illustrations of many different animals and creatures, such as gorillas, lions, chameleons, and porcupines. It combines ‘stunning’ animal photos with the science of colour.
The “Where Did You Get That Hat?” exhibition is a fun and interactive exhibition exploring the Museum’s diverse range of headwear.
And, their ‘Festival of Arts: Craft and Needlework’ exhibition celebrates the wonderful achievements of local makers of all ages. The crafts feature a variety of disciplines, from textiles, ceramics, and sculpture, to wood craft, model making, and collages.