Inspiration Day – Collections

We enjoyed looking at the museum’s workhouse collections during our Inspiration Day. Gressenhall has a nationally significant collection of over 1000 objects from Norfolk’s workhouses. We enjoyed thinking about them in different ways and practised just exploring them by looking closely, being with them and allowing ourselves to respond to them without being given any background information. I wonder if we spent longer with these objects whether our thoughts about them would change? I would be interested if anyone fancied a 100 hours type project.

I overheard a great idea during the discussions – animated objects that came to life and told their stories. We’ll definitely welcome collaboration from anyone interested in doing this.

If you want to find out more about our collections go to the explore collections section. You can also download our collections pdf.

If you need any more information or another chance to get hands on with objects let us know (contact) and we’ll see what we can do.

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