Tuesday, 29 May 2012

The Jubilee - part 1

There are so many events happening in the UK this year.  We are pleased with how our Olympics themed exhibition has turned out and how it is being received by visitors.  Another event which you can't miss this year is the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.  We have been looking through our collection to see what objects we could feature with a Jubilee theme.

The obvious choice as far as I am concerned are the three Jubilee Cream Makers which we have in the collection. 

AIBDC : 002604

AIBDC : 002604

Alright, so they don't really have anything to do with the Queen but they are fabulous objects all the same. However, after a bit of internet delving there is a remote possibility that this model of cream maker was called the Jubilee because it dates from 1935 the year of George V's Silver Jubilee. I have only found one reference for this so I am not believing it quite yet. If you have any details that can clarify this matter it would be gratefully received.

PHSL : 19.1 this example is part of the PHS collection

PHSL : 19.1 this example is part of the PHS collection

PHSL : 19.2 this example is part of the PHS collection

PHSL : 19.2 this example is part of the PHS collection

MoDiP will be closed on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th June in line with the AUB public holiday policy.

Louise Dennis (Assistant Curator)

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