Becca McGrath, PA (Intern) to Maggie Pedley, Museums Manager has chosen this piece…
“I chose this inkwell because it was one of the first objects that I worked with when I joined Bradford Museums and Galleries as a Learning and Outreach Intern. I helped the Learning Team to create a visual timeline of objects from the service’s handling collection, to be used as a backdrop for school’s workshops in the Lecture Room at Bradford Industrial Museum.
This snail-shaped inkwell was chosen as part of a re-creation of a Victorian office for the timeline. The inkwell is made from moulded clear glass in the shape of a snail, with a cast iron stand decorated with acanthus leaves. The inkwell is both functional and aesthetically pleasing; I like the intricate details of the stand and the way that such an everyday item was crafted to be so unusual and quirky.”
We would like to wish Becca a fond farewell and many congratulations as she will be leaving us at Christmas and will be starting as Collections Assistant at York Minster in the new year.