During August we announced that Kiplin secured a large collection of Victorian kitchen and dairy antiques, donated to us following the death of the owner of the collection, a well-known antique dealer, Annie Marchant, from Kent. While saddened by Annie’s death at just 68 years old we are pleased to be able to offer a home to the collection, which will help us tell the stories of the everyday lives of the people who lived and worked at Kiplin, besides the families who owned the estate.
Your average household freezer is not up to this task, so specialist units are used. Our collection was taken to the walk-in freezer at the Discovery Centre in Leeds, part of Leeds Museums and Galleries. It was frozen for 5 days, and slowly returned to room temperature before returning to Kiplin. We look forward to showing you more from behind the scenes as this project develops.