M Shed seeks family treasures

  • 24 April 2012

Fresh from the Art Fund Prize longlist, Bristol's newest museum is asking families to send in photos of their most prized possessions for a special exhibition

Bristolian Tom Quinn with a hat knitted by his great-grandmother

Bristolian Tom Quinn with a hat knitted by his great-grandmother

Fresh from the Art Fund Prize longlist, Bristol's M Shed is asking families to send in photos of their most prized possessions for a celebration of 'family treasures'. If the museum wins the prize, it plans to spend some of the £100,000 award on two projects celebrating local history, including a time capsule containing images of treasured objects and an exhibition featuring stories sent in by Bristolians.

Julie Finch, director of Bristol museums, galleries and archives, said: "Family Treasures is a fantastic opportunity for people all over Bristol to make a contribution both to M Shed and to the city by literally providing a snapshot of what's important to them today for its people of the future.

"M Shed has already become a popular destination for the understanding and celebration of both Bristol's history and its communities - this kind of project is a great way to help us make sure that we continue to create a vibrant resource for our visitors and ensure that it is truly a people's museum."


Send your stories and pictures to Emily Koch, or see the full Art Fund Prize 2012 longlist.