Community Engagement - The Meaning of Things

The Meaning of Things is an informal participant-centred activity exploring what museums do, by considering the questions ‘What things do you keep?’ and ‘Why do you keep them?’.

Here Sarah Gregson, Community Curator, gives an overview of the new approach to engaging people who experience barriers to participation at The Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum.

Wild Life in the Red

What do you think about our exhibition?

Sawfish are also called carpenter sharks...but they are rays, not sharks!

There’s also a species called a sawshark, but that’s, well, a shark!

What the heck is a lek?

Males great bustards perform spectacular courtship displays, gathering at a ‘lek’ or small display ground to try to impress the females.

Road Runner!

The great bustard has a dignified slow walk but tends to run when disturbed, rather than fly.

Belly Buster!

The hen-bird on display at The Salisbury Museum was one of the last great bustards to be eaten in the town!

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