Objects Count: A Decade of Collecting at the New Jersey State Museum


Oct 6, 2018 to Apr 28, 2019
09:00 AM until 04:45 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).


People love to collect objects. Some seek items of aesthetic beauty. For others, the motivation is to gather hundreds of examples of one particular type of object. For still others, the need to collect goes hand-in-hand with scientific categorization and wonder about the natural world. In this exciting new exhibition, visitors will experience an eclectic selection of artifacts and specimens collected by the New Jersey State Museum over the past ten years. See a caribou antler from Ice Age New Jersey, a painting by artist Ben Shahn, a 1930s flight suit from a South Jersey female pilot, Native American projectile points and much more. Individually, each object tells a story about the world in which we live. Taken together, they remind us of the role of museums in modern society - to collect, preserve, interpret, and display items of artistic, cultural, or scientific significance for the education of the public.




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205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ

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