Museum appeals for exhibits from people who have settled in North Lincs from overseas
North Lincolnshire Museum, on Oswald Road, Scunthorpe, is asking people whose families came here from abroad to loan objects for its next exhibition, Stories through Suitcases.
The council-run facility asks: "Did you or your family settle in North Lincs in the 1950s, or later?
"Are you interested in sharing your memories about your move and what it was like settling in a new country?"
The exhibition opens on July 17 and is led by a group of young people from this area who are exploring North Lincolnshire's social and industrial heritage.
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It will focus on the stories of people who came here from other parts of the world from the 1950s onwards.
Here are some suggestions of the sorts of objects that the museum needs for the exhibition:
Objects they brought with them from overseas:
Clothing and Jewellery
From their culture:
Cooking and eating objects
Clothing, footwear, headwear and jewellery
Objects from people's first few years in North Lincolnshire:
Household items they were given or bought
Photographs taken here.
The museum says this is not a complete list - people may have other items of interest.
Any objects loaned for the exhibition will be displayed in secure cases and will be returned once the exhibition closes on January 5, 2013.
If you have any objects that you'd like to loan or to find out more, contact Lisa Staves or Kerry Dunk at North Lincolnshire Museum - email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org - or call 01724 843533.
Stories through Suitcases is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Councillor John Briggs, of Crowle, deputy leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: "A group of young volunteers aged between 11 and 25-years old came together to help people share their stories of how they came to live in North Lincolnshire.
"They've done a marvellous job and have been busy recording and filming people as they discuss their experiences.
"Now they need your help to find as many exhibits as they can for this fascinating exhibition."
"Please do get in touch with the museum if you have any objects you think might be of interest."