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Museum’s search for exhibit donors
2:00pm Saturday 29th September 2012 in News
Trustees from Lackham Agricultural and Countryside Museum want to reunite original owners with artefacts donated or loaned to the centre over the years.
The museum, which closed last year, was based at Lackham House and housed exhibits such as tractors, milk churns and hand tools.
Since the closure of the museum, based near Wilt-shire College Lackham, trustees have been trying to track down the rightful owners of the artefacts, some of which were on display at the centre for many years.
Stephanie Stephenson, Wiltshire College’s director of customer services, said: “Like any museum we have had these historic items given to us and now, if possible, we’d like to return them to their rightful owners.
“We’ve had some of these things for quite a number of years and tracking down some of the original owners has proved a difficult task. That is why we’re asking them to come forward now.”
Some of the exhibits have been registered and trustees are currently contacting those donors but there are many more items still left unaccounted for.
Sheena Awdry, secretary to the Lackham Museum Trustees, said: “If the items are unclaimed, other museums in Wiltshire and further afield will eventually benefit from the distribution of unclaimed pieces.”
Some pieces from the centre will remain with Wilt-shire College, which is hoped will benefit their pupils’ studies.
Anyone who has donated exhibits to the museum and is looking to reclaim their items can email email@example.com or write to the Lackham Museum Trustees, Wiltshire College Lackham, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 2NY.