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A Message from the Curator…………………………………….

In Victorian times history was about, by and for white middle and upper class men. What happened to the poor the foreigner, the women, the child was hardly considered at all. These were the forgotten, the secret histories. Museums were open to the lower classes so that they could be ‘improved’ by seeing the achievements of their betters. Many people had no voice. They simply didn’t matter.

Museums today have changed. We try to tell the stories of all people, men ,women and children from all countries and all economic backgrounds. Museums are greedy places, they want to be visited and loved by everybody.

It is very important that people get a chance to tell their stories or give a new outlook on things that interest them. Museums work  with artists and special interest groups to enable them to produce exhibitions from different points of view.  This is why Bassetlaw Museum is taking part in the Museums of the mind project.

It provides an opportunity for a group to come in, look at the museums collection in depth and then share their opinions and feeling about them in an exhibition of their  own making……………………………………………

 

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