Ever wondered what that mysterious family heirloom was originally used for? Would you like to learn the history behind an old medal, photograph or fossil? The University of St Andrews is offering locals the opportunity to have their historical objects identified by experts.
The University’s Museum Collections Unit will host a ‘Fabulous Finds Day’ later this month, as part of a nationwide event to promote Museums and Galleries Month in May.
Members of the public are encouraged to search their attics for any objects they would like identified by museum and University specialists.
Experts will be available in areas such as archaeology, coins and medals, documents, fine art prints, fossils, photographs and silver. Though they will be unable to provide valuations, experts will be able to supply a wealth of information on origins and former uses of a range of objects.
The specialists will also be able to offer further advice on how to research and identify other objects local people may have at home.
Fabulous Finds Day is open from 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm at Parliament Hall, South Street, St Andrews, on Saturday 23 April. Admission is free with a ticketing system in place on the day. Wheelchair access is available.
Issued by Beattie Media On behalf of the University of St Andrews Contact Gayle Cook, Press Officer on 01334 467227 / 462529, mobile 07900 050 103, or email gec3@st- andrews.ac.uk Ref: Fabulous Finds 140405.doc View the latest University press releases at http://www.st- andrews.ac.ukCommunity