BBC Civilisations Festival: Treasured Belongings

BBC Civilisations, Treasured Belongings Exhibition, 20-21 Visual Arts CentreBBC Civilisations, Treasured Belonging Exhibition, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe


Saturday 10 March 2018

As part of the BBC Civilisations Festival, North Lincolnshire Cultural Services and North Lincolnshire Libraries present Treasured Belongings, a two day ‘pop-up’ exhibition and event at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre.

Through a series of encounters with objects, precious and personal, on loan from the collections of North Lincolnshire Museum and North Lincolnshire Libraries, Treasured Belongings explores questions of identity, the origins of our culture in North Lincolnshire, and the civilisations that have travelled here, past and present. Alongside the exhibited objects, we will be hosting a special film screening event curated by Lincolnshire Film Archive, as well showing films from the North Lincolnshire Council collection throughout the day.

Be part of Treasured belongings!

This is an exhibition of ‘treasured belongings’ from North Lincolnshire residents past and present (that means you!) and we are asking visitors to be part of the exhibition.

On a series of empty plinths in the exhibition visitors will be able to bring along their own treasured belongings and present them alongside the precious items from North Lincolnshire’s historic collections.

Simply bring a treasured belonging with you on the day and we’ll book in a slot on one of our plinths for visitors to see. We’d also love you to stay with your objects and tell other visitors what it means to you!


Treasured Belongings Exhibition – Saturday 10 March, 10:00am to 4:00pm, Nave Gallery

Open to the public. if you have a Treasured belonging you would like to include in our exhibition, please bring it along with you.

Lincolnshire Film Archive Screening – Saturday 10 March, 2:00pm to 3.15pm

As part of the BBC Civilisations Festival, Lincolnshire Film Archive will be presenting a free Screening of rare historic footage of Scunthorpe and the surrounding area. Free entry.

About BBC Civilisations Festival

BBC Civilisations Festival is an exciting partnership between museums, galleries, libraries and archives and the BBC to coincide with the broadcast of BBC Arts’ Civilisations series in Spring 2018. The Festival – at venues across the country from Friday 2 March to Sunday 11 March – will be a showcase of ideas and events designed to engage a culturally curious audience.