Precious Cargo explore the region’s World Collections in new and creative ways. How have objects, ideas and customs found their way across the world and become ‘precious’ items of Yorkshire heritage in the process? What are the things that are precious for Yorkshire people? What stories do they tell?
In the run up to London 2012, a partnership of museums in the region led by Renaissance Yorkshire invites individuals, groups and especially young people to work together to explore these questions. Contributors select objects from collections, share their own precious things and design exhibitions around them. They create new public events, art and performances. Together they will tell their own, historical and imagined stories about the journeys connecting Yorkshire and the world, the people and their shared heritage.
Precious Cargo is a major contributor to the Cultural Olympiad project Stories of the World which involves more than 50 museums and libraries across the country. Together we seek to ensure that London 2012 is remembered for a once-in-a-generation legacy of creativity, arts, culture and heritage told through the treasured items and voices of Yorkshire’s communities and young people.
(click on the links below or the navigation box to the left to find out more about the individual projects)
- Barnsley Museum and Heritage Service - Seeds of Change
- Bradford Museums and Galleries - Golden Threads
- Dales Countryside Museum - Treasured Possessions
- Doncaster Museum Service
- East Riding of Yorkshire Museums - Lifting the Lid
- Hull Museums - Stories via Hull
- Kirklees Museums & Galleries - Step into Africa
- Leeds Museums & Galleries - Treasured! Smuggled, Stolen, Saved?
- Museums Sheffield - Precious Cargo Sheffield
- North Lincolnshire Museums - Stories through Suitcases
- Scarborough Museums Trust - Fears, Foes & Faeries
- Shandy Hall - Eliza Draper - An Absent Presence
- South East Asia Museum - The Power of the Story
- Whitby Museum - Bringing the World to Whitby
- York Museums Trust - Precious Cargo York