Our Conservation team choose their favourite objects and local artists talk about selected works in the collection.


My Favourite Object

My favourite object with Val Nelson

Take your pick. The secret world of the Objects Store.  Val Nelson is the Senior Registrar at Jersey Heritage, responsible for taking in work that has been acquired or donated and keeping an eye on the collections. In the Large Objects Store Mary Green asks her to select her favourite object. Watch the film.

My favourite object with Neil Mahrer

Neil Mahrer has had his work cut out disentangling Jersey’s Coin Hoard. But he still finds time to select his favourite object from the Jersey Heritage Large Object Store.  Watch the film.

My favourite object with Jason Castledine

All in a day’s work. What objects tell us about local life.Museum Registrar Jason Castledine is used to seeing everyday objects from a strange angle. The pieces he catalogues for Jersey Heritage tell a social history of life in the Island through the ages. Mary Green asked him to pick a favourite. Watch the film.

Art on the Easel

Juanita Shield-Laignel on The Passion of St Helier by Frederick Sands

Artist meets art: face to face with The Passion of St Helier.   The collections of Jersey Heritage are a treasure-trove of artefacts and paintings. The Francis Cook Gallery houses stores paintings which tell a story of the Island through the ages. We invited local artists to talk about selected works, starting with The Passion of St Helier by the twentieth-century painter Frederick Sands (1916 – 1992).  Watch the film.

Sam Carney  on Elizabeth Castle by Samuel Austin

We look at it every day but how did Elizabeth Castle appear to the artist Samuel Austin in the nineteenth century? Local artist Sam Carney, a graduate of the Prince of Wales’s School of Traditional Arts, introduces us to the castle as it was in 1834…We look at it every day but how did Elizabeth Castle appear to the artist Samuel Austin in the nineteenth century? Local artist Sam Carney, a graduate of the Prince of Wales’s School of Traditional Arts, introduces us to the castle as it was in 1834.  Watch the film.

Annette Lowe and Louise Downie on The Race Meeting on Grouville Common by Philip Ouless

The date is 25th July, 1849. The place is Grouville Common. The event is a race meeting, and the artist Philip John Ouless was there to record it on canvas. Today, his huge work is in the collection of Jersey Heritage. Heritage volunteer Annette Lowe joins Curation and Experience Director Louise Downie to marvel at the detail in this masterpiece. Watch the film.