From medieval seals and lawnmowers to Spitfires and space modules, museum and gallery curators reveal - in their own words - the objects they are passionate about from within their collections...
Karen Snowden, of Scarborough Museums Trust, explains why bathing costumes have sparked fashion trends and controversy across the centuries.
Find out about a pair of shoes which were handmade in Paris for a dancer during the 1920s but illustrate a design style still prevalent in swish footwear almost a century on.
The Head of Collections at Scarborough Museums Trust tells us why a "wonderful, beautiful" dress from 1790 still looks comfy today.
Leigh-Anne Stradeski introduces All About Me, the new £2.9 million gallery at The National Children's Museum, and tells us why her favourite exhibit involves food decisions.
As the hotly-anticipated annual visual arts festival in Edinburgh announces its line-up for this August, Director Sorcha Carey tells us about one or two shows to look out for.
Dozens of watercolour recordings of tomb decorations from Ancient Egypt are about to go on show at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. We find out about one of them.
The taxi driver and guide at the Museum of Free Derry Museum Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, explains why one of the resident exhibits is of great personal importance to him.
Sophie Nielsen and Rolf Knudsen's mirror chandelier, made for the Queen's Stairs, has joined a "breathtaking" palace, say the Danish design pair.
The Argentine artist tells us about taking the "spiritual and intangible stuff" around the world, being inspired by landscapes and avoiding the constraints of self-awareness.
The gruesome details of Barber Surgeon instruments from the current Tales of Antiquarian Adventure exhibition in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Obsolete in teaching, limited for research use, poorly documented and a "nightmare" to interpret, Curator Mark Carnall tells us about the Grant's wondrous office of slides.
The Curator of Ethnography at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery tells us about a linen ball, designed for the afterlife, at the forthcoming Pharaoh: King of Egypt show.
The Museums Sheffield Curator of Metalwork tells us about a mesh dress made for the current Designed to Shine: 100 Years of Stainless Steel show at the Millennium Gallery.
Actor and broadcaster Tony Robinson explains why television is as good as it ever was, and how the advances of the small screen have paralleled his life.
The New York artist on tattooing in 1970s New York, the death-defying capabilities of hair and her "wonky and resolute" depictions of birds, mammals and botany.