Objects were brought form people’s houses, their sheds and the lofts, objects that had been stored away for a long time and nobody thought to look up until then. The Barnsley Museum in engaging the local community ensured that diverse sects of audience in comparison to the one that frequent Museums were engaged (Davies, 2013). The museum saved costs in enhancing their collections, and was also able to establish sustainable relationship with the different communities. This is also like marketing for the museum, and furthermore the people who contribute the artefacts also give the museum a story to tell from the local community’s way of living. The past and the present are thus connected.
Many museums are aiming to follow the example set by Barnsley. The Nascent Migration Museum follows on the example that was set by the Barnsley. Here the museum collections are primarily user generated content (Davies, 2013). A competition was previously held where the newspaper invited people to submit images that they thought depicted migration. These images were then used as part of the collection. The museum in fact stated that the collection was thus organized that it was not an impersonal collection. The museum only wanted to ensure that already available work was made richer, and livelier. The museum also aims to become more innovative in that, they aim for a mobile unit, where the museum will local images and artifacts and move them on the road to reach more diversified segments of people.