Today I attended the East Midlands Museum Service (EMMS) Practitioners Panel meeting at Melton Carnegie Museum in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. This was a great opportunity for me to promote the climate change project and to meet museum representatives from the East Midlands region. Several people showed an interest in my project, and I now have an extended list of people to contact!
The museum in Melton has just had a new extension built, greatly expanding the exhibition space. The aim is to create a community gallery which focuses on Melton borough (town and country) and its people. Jenny Dancey from the museum is keen for the displays to tackle current issues of the day including climate change and most interesting to me is the planned inclusion of a number of historical and contemporary weather diaries! I hope to feature these in my ‘object(s) of the week’ slot soon so won’t give too much away here.
I also now have a couple of photos to kick off my flickr collection and photo map. It has been quite a productive day as I have managed to arrange visits to Belgrave Hall and Wollaton Hall for the week after next so things are starting to happen!