Decision details

OD-17-30 Loan of bones to Stoke High School from the Ipswich Borough Council collections

Decision Maker: Officer Decision

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This decision relates to a loan request from the following:


Stoke High School, Ipswich (LO.2017.12)


This request is part of a joint interpretation project between the Museum and Stoke High School. It relates to the mammoth and other Ice Age mammal bones that were found during the construction of the school in 1976.


The loan would be for three years in the first instance with the possibility of renewal. This would be a good opportunity to work with a local school whose pupils may not have had much interaction with Ipswich Museum in the past. As well as a curator visiting the school, the pupils would be invited to come to Ipswich Museum to research the specimens and write the display text.



This decision relates to a loan request from the following:


A selection of Pleistocene (Ice Age) mammal bones including mammoth.


To enable the Ipswich collections to be used for an educational project with an Ipswich school, and for the Museum Service to continue to promote the Ipswich Museums with local schools

Publication date: 05/10/2017

Date of decision: 08/09/2017

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