Collaborate February update

We have made some changes to the website – making the about section more clear and updating logos. We are regularly blogging about our project and have a healthy number of likes and followers. We have also got some lovely postcards to promote the website.

Our collaborative projects are progressing and we are now working with a wide range of different people:

  • UEA drama students creating family workshops and promenade performance
  • Adult visitors creating displays for our learning centre in response to the theme
  • Made in the Glade – a collaborative textile tent inspired by Lorina’s samplers in which adults will get creative in a series of summer sessions in Centenary wood
  • Painting – MA student Graham Rider is painting a piece of one of our workhouse laundry baskets in situ in our laundry
  • Creative writing – a number of creative writing projects are developing – including linking to our adult education creative writing course and finding new and innovative ways to display creative writing within the museum
  • Spoons – our outreach work with hard to reach groups continues to create spoon dolls that will be displayed throughout the summer in the new displays
  • Touring exhibition – working with local history groups we have created a collaborative temporary exhibition exploring some of Norfolk’s other workhouse
  • Digital –we are working with students from Carleton College, USA to create a number of digital interpretation resources for the museum including a virtual reality model of the House of Industry, choose your own adventure games created in unity and a video exploring the realities of workhouse food.

The blog has been a great place to bring these diverse projects together and we are looking forward to doing more and celebrating it all in October at our Celebration Day and temporary exhibition.

The Transformers programme that initiated this will be complete at the end of March – but we look forward to continuing to work with this new structure and explore how it can open the museum’s collections to wider audiences and help us to investigate different ways in which the museum can collaborate.

Thanks for all your support so far!

Megan

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