These are a few of our favourite things
By Jan Nargar
Most of us know that the Abbey Museum has some special items in their collection – but what do you really know about it and do you have a favourite thing?
Have you ever walked through the museum and a special object has caught your eye? What was it? Where did it come from? What story does it have to tell? As staff, it happens to us all the time! Not to mention the Collection Management Team that meets regularly to research and catalogue the Museum’s artefacts – there has been lots of discusion about favourite objects. Each member of the team has particular favourites. Having so many incredible artefacts in the collection we are spoiled for choice. So, listed below are a few of our our favourite things!
Guess whose favourite thing?
A tiny Chinese snuff bottle with a painting on the inside! Truly! A beautiful painting of a crane in a landscape scene delicately painted inside the bottle. It is in Museum Case 26. How was that …