A quick round up of what’s been going on at some of the museums I’m working with:
Lowewood Museum in Broxbourne reopened last month, for the first time as an independent charity. A huge amount of work has been put in by the volunteers to get the doors open, supported by a team of consultants including Helen Giles, Sam Hunt and Andy Richards.
We’re still beavering away behind the scenes working on all those less glamorous but essential activities that need to happen to make a museum function – collections management, documentation and IT.
Bridport Museum have been sharing the message about The Right Stuff. Emily wrote this great piece for The Collections Trust outlining some of the head scratching that has to go on when working out what should be in the museum collection. We also have our full team on board now (hello Sophie and Hayley), so are really excited to see documentation and activity planning moving on apace.
After a really tricky year with lots of false starts and reworked schedules, two of the AIM History Makers projects have opened to the public, coincidentally both in Manchester (must be something in the water there that encourages History Makers!)
The National Football Museum in Manchester is telling the story of Lily Parr – football’s first female superstar
The Pankhurst Centre, site of the first meeting of the movement that became known as the suffragettes, have carried out a major redesign to better tell the story of Emmeline Pankhurst and her family. The museum opens to the public on 29th August.
Great to be playing my part in helping all these projects take shape.
Enjoy a safe and relaxing summer.