Player's Past

Player's Past

The Art of Advertising John Player’s

Just a quick blog to remind everyone that the exhibition is on at Nottingham Castle until the 25th September.  We’ve worked in partnership with Nottingham’s Smokefree Coordinator to ensure a balanced view is given, and that it is clear that this is a display of historical works that emerged in an era when attitudes were very different to those of today.

If anyone has visited please do let us know what you think.  We’ve had some great feedback from former employees, but it would be interesting to hear what neutral observers think.

 

Comments

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    Michael Carroll September 13th, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I visited the exhibition last Thursday morning and the archives in the afternoon. I enjoyed the exhibition and particularly the early “Showcards” and “photo’s” displayed. The visit to the archives was a real eye-opener with over 20,000 items. The group discussions with Marie gave just a small insight into the consrvation work which is taking place in order to make the archives more accessible to the public.
    My observations for future exhibitions would be to mount/frame the showcards and in particular the older ones. Also, to include a variety of the different packages and other forms of advertising. Also, to consider using the cigarette machine as a live working model and ex-employees available to talk to visitors about working for John Player’s.
    I appreciate there is a cost involved but I notice that the archives has 2-3-4 of some items which could be sold off and money ploughed back for the conservation process.
    To conclude, I would go UK wide advertising any future exhibitions as found out by accident. John Player’s was one of the largest employers in Nottingham but more than that, the name was known internationally.
    Keep up the good conservation work.
    M.J.Carroll

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    Maria Erskine September 15th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Thank you so much for your comment – we had a lovely crowd for Heritage Open days this year. I always learn some new facts whenever we hold such an event, and find more people to add to our growing list of contacts.
    Hopefully we’ll be able to continue to intergrate Player’s material into future displays across the museum service, as well as holding similiar one off events where we open the doors to the store.

 

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