Our Acquisitions

For the Museum

Baillon Olympic Ephemera

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Islander Louis Baillon competed in England's gold medal winning Hockey Team at the 1908 Olympics. His memorabilia were procured for the museum

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Goss China tea set

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In the early 20th Century, crested ceramics made by the Goss family were very popular. A branch of the family settled in the islands

de Martino Painting

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This painting by the Italian maritime artist Eduardo De Martino, dates from1866. It is the earliest known image of Stanley

Blake Pastel Landscapes

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Atmospheric landscapes painted by Edith Blake on West Falkland, during an extended visit to the Falklands in 1963

Projector

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The FIMA Friends supplied the museum with a digital projector for use in presentations and lectures

Painting of Hospital Ship SS "Uganda"

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This watercolour shows SS "Uganda" at the end of her service. "Uganda" operated as a hospital ship in the islands during the 1982 war

Brandon Map

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Dean Brandon was a popular cleric in the latter part of the 19th Century who travelled extensively in the islands. This was his map

Audio Equipment

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This public address system ensures that audiences can hear and enjoy talks by visiting and resident lecturers

Stamp Collection ipad

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The national stamp collection is housed at the museum. This tablet lists and describes every stamp 

"Luiga S" Chair

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This chair was purchased at auction locally and was originally in the captain's cabin of the sailing ship "Luiga S"

Specialist Map Cabinets

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The museum's collection of large scale prints, maps and plans are cared for in specially designed storage

Document Protection

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Valuable documents in the museum can now be protected from damp and dust using this encapsulating equipment

Maj Chris Keeble's Helmet

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Major Keeble took command of 2 Para at Goose Green when Lt Col Jones was killed in the battle. This is his helmet.

HMS "Exeter"

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HMS "Exeter", the subject of this model, fought at the Battle of the River Plate. A number of her crew were killed and are  buried in Stanley.

HMS "Conqueror"

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This model of HMS "Conqueror", which sunk the Argentine cruiser ARA "Belgrano" in 1982, was bought at auction in London.

Cobb Family Bible

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  The Cobbs were pioneering farmers and naturalists in the islands. This is the family’s 19th Century Bible 

German Tin Egg

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This souvenir metal egg, made in Germany, depicts ships of the German Navy which were sunk in the 1914 Battle of the Falklands 

Occupation Letter

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Teena Ferguson wrote this letter  describing life under Argentine occupation at Goose Green.

HMS "Penguin"

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HMS "Penguin" was a small and lightly-armed sailing vessel, which patrolled the Falklands in the early 19th Century. This book tells her story.

HMS "Endurance" Shield

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Believed to have been made on board the ship, this shield was removed from her wardroom before the 1982 veteran was scrapped

Our Acquisitions

For the Archives and the Library

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Digitizing equipment

The FIMA Friends funded the purchase of modern digital copying equipment for the archives

Brandon albums

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 Dean Brandon was an early Falklands cleric and keen photographer. His early images of the Islands are of historic value   

Parker Snow Journal

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W Parker Snow’s account of a voyage around the southern east coast of South America, which includes details of Stanley at that time 

HMS "Satellite" Journal

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An important  handwritten journal  covering the visit of HMS "Satellite" to South America and the Falklands in 1864/65