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Cabinets of Curiosity to go on display; BRIEFLY.

A NEW exhibition opening soon at Tolson Museum in Huddersfield will appeal to the curiosity of visitors.

Cabinets full of objects and information will encourage visitors to delve into some very different themes in relation to the Kirklees Museums' collections.

The Cabinets of Curiosity have been created as part of a project between Kirklees Museums and Galleries and the English literature department at Hudders-field University. As part of their final year module in Public Humanities, nine groups of English literature students created cabinets of curiosity based on chosen authors or texts and represented by objects from the Kirklees collection.

The best cabinet designs have been turned into exhibits to go on public display in Tolson Museum from Wednesday, July 13. Their themes are Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and the author Vladimir Nabokov and his love of butterflies.

Each cabinet has a glass top through which to view its contents and drawers for visitors to pull out and explore.

Ironically, news of the exhibition comes as the council announces plans to shut the museum in Ravensknowle Park.

Cabinets of Curiosity will be on display until Sunday, October 16.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jul 6, 2016
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