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AHOTW- How you can get involved at the Manx Museum
Thorwald's Cross

Some of the objects chosen for the Isle of Man's History of the World project have never been exhibited before.

This is your chance to see some of the finest, most symbolic pieces of Manx history at venues across the Island.

The Manx Museum, the Leece Museum the Tynwald Buildings and Andreas Church are the locations to head for.

Your feedback is essential to A History of the World and we want to hear from you about what objects you would have chosen and why they are special to you.

One of the most exciting things to come from this project is the decision to display, for the first time ever, a clock designed by Archibald Knox. Manx National Heritage Curator, Allison Fox says it is one of the most beautiful pieces of art at the Museum.

Archibald Knox work on display

"Knox designed this clock for Liberty while he was living on the Isle of Man, so it has real significance for the Manx Museum. Some of the other items have been on display in the past but not for a few years, so it is good time get everything out and display it under this new banner".

For the Bone Crafted Knockaloe Vases you can visit the Leece Museum, for the Sword of State you can contact the Seneschal who runs tours of the Tynwald Building.

We really want feedback and you can do it anonymously if you prefer.
Allison Fox

There is a replica of Thorwald's Cross displayed at the Manx Museum but for the real thing take a visit to Andreas Church along with a number of other high quality carved stones from the same period.

Allison Fox says several events are being organised to celebrate the Island's participation in this project.

History of the World feedback

"We want people to comment on the objects which we have chosen for A History of the World and to put forward their own ideas about what else could have been included. We really want feedback and you can do it anonymously if you prefer. Cards will be available at the Manx Museum reception.

"In February we will be running curator-led tours taking people around the 10 objects. We will talk in a bit more detail about why we chose the objects and what significance we think they have for the Isle of Man and the world at large. We would love it if people could come along and put forward their own ideas".

More information about Manx Museum events can be found at the Manx National Heritage website.




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