Ashby de la Zouch Museum Digital Engagement Projects

Ashby de la Zouch Museum Digital Engagement Projects

October 16th

We have had a lovely day on the film-making course today and everyone who came took a very active part and enjoyed it very much.  They made a short information film about Ashby Museum and learnt a lot about filming techniques and editing skills.  Everyone went home with a copy of their film on DVD!

Earlier in the week I was at Ashby CE Primary School teaching some of the Year 6 children to edit their film.  They have shot quite a lot on various aspects of Ashby but we concentrated on the film they had shot of the Statutes annual fair so that they could learn the basic techniques.  The Head and the children are now very enthusiastic film-makers and the school is investing in more cameras!  I noticed a note in the Museum today to the effect that some of the children are coming down to take some shots in the Museum.

Mary has arranged for us to film the evening service at Holy Trinity Church at the end of the week so the section on churches will not be finished until after that.  Meanwhile I have moved on to editing the film I shot about the staging of the play Rebecca at Ashby’s Venture Theatre and I hope to be uploading that to our website very soon.


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Ashby Museum was established in 1982 in a small cottage in Lower Church Street. In 1991 it relocated to its present home in North Street, where it shares the old National School building with the town Library and Tourist Information Centre. In 2006-7, thanks to a major Heritage Lottery Fund Grant, a two storey extension was added. It is a Registered Charity and is run by a group of trustees supported by over 50 volunteer custodians. It won the Leicestershire Heritage Award for best temporary exhibitions in 1998, 2001 and 2003. In July 2007, the museum won Museum of the Year in Leicestershire. It works closely with the county Museum Service and other independent museums in the area, sharing expertise and artefacts.