The Association for Suffolk Museums is encouraging members of the public to vote for their favourite museum object which they would like to see crowned Suffolk Museum Object of the Year.
The Object of the Year competition is part of the Suffolk Museum of the Year Awards which celebrate and champion the county’s incredible museums and the hard work and dedication of their staff and volunteers.
Volunteers from our county’s museums have nominated objects from their varied and fascinating collections, and members of the public can now vote for the winner from a list of seven objects from seven museums:
- The Augsberg Clock – Moyse’s Hall Museum
- Hawstead Panels – Ipswich Museum
- Tin of Chocolate Worm Cakes – Museum of East Anglian Life
- British WW2 Experimental Cruise Visor steel helmet – Royal Naval Patrol Service Museum
- Viking Side Rudder – Southwold Museum
- Bone Key – West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village
- Surgical Trolley – National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art.
Simply visit https://suffolkmuseums.org/museum-object-of-the-year/ and vote for your favourite object by 16 September. The winner will be announced in September and will receive their award in a ceremony in October.
Jayne Austin, Suffolk Museum Development and Partnership Manager, said: “The Object of the Year Award really celebrates the treasured collections that are at the heart of our museums. They may be precious, moving, quirky or amusing, but all have a story to tell. We’re looking forward to the public choosing this year’s winner.”
Previous winning objects have included the dwile flonking trophy at Halesworth and District Museum and a draft manuscript of the poem, ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ by Wilfred Owen from the Red House in Aldeburgh.