Suffolk Museum: Object of the Year 2018

Suffolk Museums Object of the Year!  

This years theme was ‘Hidden History‘. An object with a Hidden History can be anything from those that are rarely displayed, (but that have a fascinating tale to tell),  to objects connected to the history of minority or hidden communities.

Our entry this year was Thomas Gainsborough’s Old Horse. This object is the only known piece of sculpture by Thomas Gainsborough and was once owned by another renowned Suffolk Artist, John Constable. The horse is made of fragile plaster however  3-D printing technology has enabled us to create an exact copy in bronze.