Whilst working on the new ‘Ecologic: creating a sustainable future’ exhibition, we were looking for objects to help us tell the story of climate change, and more specifically talk about the fossil record.
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This week's mystery object had me guessing. It is quite striking at 600 mm tall, with a timber drum, curved ironwork and highly ornate gilt maker's plate. Is it a: a) machine for making gear wheels for clocks b) machine for cleaning knives c) portable darkroom for developing rolls of film d) portable agitator-type washing machine
This week's mystery object is one of my favourite objects from our collection. It is about 10cm in diameter and quite solid. Is it...? a) a hairball from the stomach of a bull b) an early golfball carved from stone c) a fossilised coconut d) an early croquet ball made from resin The answer will be posted on Friday!
It's only fitting that during National Archaeology Week we should have, as our mystery object, an actual archaeological find. This artefact is made of kaolin and it measures 36mm length x 20mm width.
In response to Jacqui's winning suggestion from our 1st birthday competition, we've put together our first multiple choice mystery object post! The object above is made of solid boxwood with a metal end and measures 44mm in height x 35mm in diameter.