Hall to sell off large furniture

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A SOUTH Yorkshire museum is disposing of 22 items from its stored furniture collection.

The items will be offloaded by Cannon Hall Museum, Barnsley, after approval by the council’s ruling cabinet.

Councillors received a report which informed them the storage areas at Cannon Hall are inadequate and very cramped - meaning quite large pieces of furniture are poorly stored and unlikely to be displayed again.

The collections have been assessed by museum staff and it was proposed pieces of furniture will first be offered to other museums for display.

If other museums do not wish to house the items, they will be auctioned.

Money raised will be earmarked to improve storage conditions at Cannon Hall Museum.