Clare Museum in Ennis has announced it is seeking donations of items to expand its collection.
In 2015, Clare Museum adopted a new Collection Policy which involves the collection of items that exist in or can be provenanced to County Clare.
A survey of museum visitors conducted recently has highlighted a gap in the museum collection: the museum lacks everyday items from the 1960s to the turn of the century.
Items of interest could also include functional equipment such as old phones, including mobile phones, calculators and other information technology, though they would need to be in good condition.
The museum is also keen to be representative of local communities often overlooked in collections, including objects relating to the everyday lives of women and children, the travelling community, immigrants and the disabled.
The Collection Policy is available on the museum’s website at http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/claremuseum/about/Collections_Policy_for_Clare_Museum_2014-2019.pdf for the consultation of anyone interested in donating an item. For further information, museum curator John Rattigan can be contacted at 065-6823383 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.