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New window attraction for museum

ATTRACTIVE new vinyl window panels have been fitted to the museumís Egerton Road frontage in a bid to draw in more visitors.

The pictorial features replace vinyls which had been in place since the re-opening of the museum following its extension and restoration in 2009 and which had become tatty. The £1,400 cost of the work has been met by a museum supporter who wishes to remain anonymous. The illustrated panels serve two purposes. They keep potentially harmful sunlight off fragile artifacts in the museumís Sargent Gallery. Crucially since the independent, voluntarily-run museum is almost entirely dependent on admissions income from visitors they give newcomers an instant insight at pavement level into the diversity of material on display inside.

The panels emphasize that, in addition to the Sargent Gallery with its natural history, archaeological and fossil collections and its computerized Access Centre for private research, there are galleries devoted to costume and social history and to Bexhillís motoring heritage to enjoy.

The panels are illustrated with material from the museumís photographic collection. They were designed by volunteers Mary and Ken Bywater with the help of our curator Julian Porter and former museum administrator Don Phillips.

The panels were made and installed by Print Station of Wainwright Road.
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