DEN Project

Nottingham City Museums: Communities and Collections Connecting Blog

Planning and research

To date I have been doing some research and having planning meetings with colleagues at Nottingham Museums, in particular the Keeper of Social and Community History.  This is in order to find out the extent of our collections that relate to lace, Raleigh and Boots the Chemist, and what exciting objects we have that will inspire conversation and remininiscence from our participants who worked in those industries.  I was surprised to hear that there is only one lace factory remaining in Nottingham – and to think that only a century ago around a third of Nottingham’s entire population worked in the lace trade – 100 years ago, a couple of generations, not very long to have almost completely disappeared.  But that’s why we’re doing this MuBu project – in order to capture people’s stories before they disappear.

I also met recently with tutors from the School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University about a possible partnership project about oral histories and embedding them within very exciting virtual reality trails around the city.  This is a very early discussion, but the digital design work they are doing would lend itself very well to enhancing the interpretation of museum collections.  I look forward to further discussions with them about this.

 

Trial and (mostly) Error

We are exploring the possibilities inherent in MuBu and it seems that, once one has The Knowledge, that it can do many of the things that we might want from a website.
We have tried embedding YouTube video (which, according to their website is really Easy) but with no success yet. Maybe it is because we are trying to get ahead of ourselves. Will today’s training session reveal all? We live in Hope (a small village in Derbyshire)

 

Communities and Collections Connecting

Woman examining an objectThis is the beginning of the blog for our project.

It’s early days for us yet, but we intend to keep people posted with progress over the coming months

 

About this Sponsor

The Learning and Engagement Team / Nottingham City Museums and Galleries

css.php