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The Curator Presents offers extra insight into exhibit

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Get the inside scoop about some of the cool new artifacts which are part of the Galt Museum’s latest exhibit with “The Curator Presents ...” Feb. 24.This old police robot is one of the object included in the  Treasures and Curiosities exhibit. Photo by Richard Amery
Wendy Aitkens, Curator at the Galt Museum & Archives, will present some remarkable connections she has discovered while developing the exhibit Treasures & Curiosities at The Curator Presents....
Almost 100 members of the community were invited to choose their favourite artifacts from the Galt Collections, and to provide a write-up on why they chose them. These stories are included in the exhibit.  
“The fascination of historic objects is the foundation for museum collections,” said Aitkens in a press release.
“Stories about the people who owned, made, or treasured an artifact enough to keep it, are what many respond to.  Others respond to an object because of a personal memory or activity with something similar. Others spark our imaginations — we wonder about their owners, time period, their use.”  
Aitkens will lead a tour of the recently opened exhibit starting at 7 pm and highlight some of the remarkable reasons people have provided for choosing the objects.
“These stories provide the human face and connection we find so fascinating,” said Aitkens.
The Curator Presents... is free with admission and for annual pass holders, and includes refreshments and exhibit access.  The Curator Presents... is one of several programs and events offered in conjunction with the exhibit Treasures & Curiosities on display at the Galt Museum & Archives until May 20. A full listing of the
programs and events offered in conjunction with this exhibit is available at

The Curator Presents... takes place Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.  Doors open at 6 p.m. for exhibit viewing.

—Special to L.A. Beat

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