Ashby de la Zouch Museum Digital Engagement Projects

Ashby de la Zouch Museum Digital Engagement Projects

Camera, lights – it’s a wrap!

What a contrast in the weather this week eh?  Well the highlight of a very exciting week had to be today, Sunday, (yeh I know it is technically next week) with the filming of The Stone with the two young actors from Rising Stars drama school and their teacher who was absolutely fabulous and did most of the camera work!

They really look scared don’t they?  We’ll let you know when the film is finished and you can see what the scary thing is that they’re looking at.  Just to remind you, this will be the start of a mystery story which we are asking local primary school children to continue.  Letters will be going out soon to some 40 schools in North West Leicestershire and just over the border to Derbyshire.  We are looking forward to reading what they make of it all but that won’t be until the summer term with the dreaded SATS test out of the way!

Earlier in the week we welcomed a young student from de Ferrers Academy on a day’s work experience.  We were able to give her a varied day, working in the archives, on the front desk and helping to prepare some materials for a future temporary exhibition.

Talking of young volunteers, we are hopeful that another young volunteer from Ashby School is going to come up with some exciting work in our Young Volunteers project.  She emailed some good ideas yesterday so we are hopeful of a good result shortly.

Wednesday was a snowy day wasn’t it?  We were in Wollaton Hall having a very interesting day with the EMMS Leadership Development programme giving us lots of good business development ideas.  Here was the scene when we came out at the end of the afternoon:


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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.