The Park Museum, set to open later this year (barring any unforeseen delays), has put out a call for “personal items of historical interest” that Animals may be in possession of, including items they have purchased for their collections or have inherited from their families.
Sukuta Rhinoceros, one of the founders of The Park Museum and a member of its Board of Governors, made the appeal this week in a number of interviews on radio stations as well as in advertisements in most of The Park’s newspapers.
“What we are looking for are items that date back not just to the founding of zoocracy, but before that. Many Park Animals and their families were living here well before the establishment of Animal self-rule and, undoubtedly, they have items, including photographs, artists’ renderings, and printed materials, that would be of interest to the Museum,” he said.
Other artefacts, including tools and works of art, may also be of interest to the Museum.
The items will be included in an exhibit on Park life and will serve as the major part of the Museum’s collection. Donors who wish to contribute their artefacts to the exhibit maintain ownership of the items, but will be required to surrender them to the Museum on a permanent loan basis, Rhinoceros said.
Those who wish to pursue the matter further or who wish to have their items evaluated by the Museum’s curator may book an appointment at: firstname.lastname@example.org.