On Wednesday 24 April 2013 we’re holding a Skills Sharing Day at MERL to discuss some of the recent collections development projects which have been taking place at MERL. This includes some of the projects we’ve been working on and blogging about over the past year – A Sense of Place, Collecting Rural Cultures and Countryside21. The day offers a unique opportunity to hear more about these projects and help us shape our future displays.
Please get in touch if you are interested in attending and would like to find out more.
Outline programme for the day
10.30: Arrival, registration, and coffee
11.00: Welcome and introduction to the day
11.15 Collecting Rural Cultures – case study and discussion
11.45 A Sense of Place – case study and discussion
12.15 Countryside21 – case study and discussion
12.45 Lunch and opportunity to view online resources, a selection of recent acquisitions and the current museum galleries
13.45 Our Country Lives – an introduction to key themes outlines in the Museum’s Round One bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund followed by facilitated discussion
14.45 Closing remarks and tea