The aim of mining scholarship is to see how the once vast East Midlands coalmining industry is represented in the regions museums. Once the information is gathered a digital output will be created from the results of the research. This will then enable audience development for regional museums through different digital media.
The first stage of the project (June – Sept 2010) is to visit some of the museums in the former coalfield regions and try and determine which collections exist and how they enagage with the local communities. Follow the museum visits in the Blog – The Adventures of a MuBu Miner.
The MuBu Coalmining Project took place from April 2010 to the end of March 2012. The remit was two-fold - firstly to see how the once vast coalmining industry in the East Midlands was represented in the Heritage sector and secondly to bring aspects of social media to that representation. The Coal mining project was funded by Renaissance East Midlands (REM) and the Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) at the University of Nottingham. The Bursary holder is Dr. David Amos who completed a PHD on the 1984-85 Miners Strike in the Nottinghamshire Coalfield. David is an ex miner, having worked in the deep mining coal industry at Annesley Colliery for 24 years.