Our October Object of the Month has been selected by our new technical assistant trainee, Salma Patel who will be working with the community engagement team.
“I will be using a 3D printer to recreate historical artefacts from the Bradford Museums and Galleries Collections to make them accessible to the public at events and a pop up exhibition next year.
I have chosen this beautifully hand crafted wood turned chair which lives in the large room known as the housebody in Bolling Hall Museum; this room would have been the centre of all household activity in its heyday. I selected this chair because I see something strange and yet so unique and elegantly beautiful that demonstrates a brilliant craft that is quickly being lost to modern manufacturing processes. I love the quirkiness of the style as it may not be very comfortable to sit on; it is more sculptural than it is functional! This armchair is thought to be the work of a craftsman demonstrating his woodturning skills for a new job.”