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

  • October 06, 2018 - April 28, 2019
  • (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
  • Location: New Jersey State Museum
  • 205 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
  • Phone:16092926308
  • Admission: Free
  • Handicapped Accessible: Yes
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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 a basic premise of the role of museums in modern society. Objects count.

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