These are Our Treasures

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These are Our Treasures
This display features precious objects belonging to people of the North East.



The objects and their related stories were gathered through a series of workshops in libraries with participants across the region, from Middlesbrough to Northumberland, and a public open call throughout the spring of 2022, when artist Ruth Ewan asked the question, ‘What do you treasure?’



At times funny, at times poignant, and always deeply moving, the objects and their associated stories form an unconventional museum display revealing local hidden histories.



Although seemingly different, these treasures have much in common. Objects that are passed on, shared, made or found are treasured over what is bought. They reflect our cultural heritage and working lives and, perhaps most powerfully, speak of our treasured relationships with one another. Some are not an object at all, they represent an intangible treasure such as a feeling, a way of being or a memory.



Hundreds of submissions were received and this display offers just a small cross section. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the project for their thoughtfulness, care and openness.



You can still take part in These are Our Treasures by sharing images and stories of your treasured objects via the Laing Art Gallery’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts @laingartgallery using the hashtag #TheseAreOurTreasures



These Are Our Treasures is a project by artist Ruth Ewan developed in response to the Lindisfarne Gospels going on display at the Laing Art Gallery from 17 September - 3 December 2022, on loan from the British Library.



You can read more about the project here.

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27th November 2022,
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29th November 2022,
10:00am
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30th November 2022,
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