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Back in Time

An old cash register used in Cayman.

Ever wondered what a devil fish look like? Or 100-year old embroidery? You can find these and other unexpected artifacts on display as part of the National Museum's new exhibition series From the Collection.

Inspired in part by budget constraints and the ever present demand for display opportunities the new exhibition will allow the public to view some of the Museum's 9,000 pieces that are in storage. It will be staged in the Changing Gallery.

"With From the Collection we have turned adversity into opportunity. With funds limiting the number of more elaborate exhibitions we can launch, we decided to highlight the many unique and fascinating artifacts -which might not be easily paired with another exhibit and are mostly kept in storage .Some of the items have never even been seen by the public and we hope everyone enjoys this journey back in time," said Exhibition Manager Wray Banker.

From the Collection opened on Friday, 3 December and will remain open until the end of March next year.

Other exhibits worth visiting are the permanent galleries namely The Natural History and The Cultural History Gallery. These have been totally revamped for the Museum's reopening 2009. For more information on these as well as special Museum activities, visit

For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver