Above: In silicate minerals, when radiation interacts with the crystal (Irradiation), energy pushes an electron into the conduction band and leaves a ‘hole’ in the valence band.The electron may become trapped at a defect site (T1, T2 etc) for some time (Storage).In addition we also hold an excellent collection of studio ceramics and a number of local artworks.Objects which are not on display are cared for in storage.He acquired natural history, egyptological and ethnographic collections, along with archaeological materials.Through time the collections have become more focussed on Swindon and the surrounding areas and we hold objects dating from prehistory to the present showing the development of the area and the people who lived in it.You are just a step away from joining our mixed-sex, singles league for adults (aged 18 ).
This 'bleaching' process empties the electrons stored in the traps and resets or 'zeroes' the signal.
The Museum was founded by Charles Gore in 1919 as a place to display his extensive geological collections.
Gore was the first curator of the museum and the collections were built up following the fashions of the time, focussing on broad themes rather than local connections.
Swindon was a small market town, mainly for barter trade, until roughly 1848.
This original market area is on top of the hill in central Swindon, now known as Old Town.