New acquisitions We are always adding new objects to our Museums' collections. In this way we develop our existing holdings. It is our aim to secure items of recognised distinction and outstanding national interest. They are selected to document the natural and material world and to illustrate continuity and change in life. Crane DanceThis woven bamboo flower basket was created by Japanese artist Buseki Suikō in 2009. It is the first of his pieces purchased for public display outside of Japan.Coral necklaceThis opulent deep red coral and 18 carat gold necklace was created by Yazzie Johnson and Gail Bird and acquired for the Inspired by Nature gallery.Tibetan Prayer Wheel HouseThis Prayer Wheel House was traditionally manufactured for the Living Lands gallery in the Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in southern Scotland.GubukaThe cast aluminium and bronze sculpture ‘Gubuka’ by Dennis Nona depicts two different kinds of leaping stingrays. It was acquired for the Facing the Sea gallery.African dollsThese multi-coloured plastic dolls were acquired for the Patterns of Life gallery. They are a common item, butl fit the Museum’s collection of more traditional African dolls from the late 19th to early 20th century.Valley of the Lar PoppiesThese five earthenware blossoms made by Maryam Salour recall the poppies of Lar Valley in Iran. They were acquired for the Inspired by Nature gallery.