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Animal, Vegetable and Mineral

This exhibition celebrates the vast wealth of treasures that have been collected by the people of this region and that are now cared for at Dumfries Museum.  How were the collections formed, who were the key collectors, and what should we add to the collection in the future?
 
From the bandaged head of an Ancient Egyptian mummy to a collection of Scottish lichens, from the earliest fossils to an elaborately carved 17th century Norwegian powder horn and from the skin of a sloth to samples from the Indian Ocean telegraph cable, the variety is remarkable!
 
This exhibition pays tribute to the collectors as well as their collections, and recognises the special role played by Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society as members celebrate their 150th anniversary this year.