Ashby de la Zouch Museum Digital Engagement Projects

Ashby de la Zouch Museum Digital Engagement Projects

Art in the Museum

Today was our Art in the Museum day.  We were delighted to welcome five members of the Zouch Art Group who sat and painted or drew throughout the day.  Objects included an old doctor’s bag, an interesting group of pots, a tin hat and a tennis racket.  One person even drew and painted Bullen’s grocery delivery bicycle – not an easy subject!

Leicester Mercury were in this morning so look out for a photo in the newspaper this week.

On Friday a young art student from Derby University visited us.  She will be putting on a small exhibition of her work in our museum in August.

Nice to see young people using the museum as a resource and talking of that we are looking forward to attending the Museum Development event “Engaging Young People and Children” at Newark on Thursday when we will be giving a short presentation about our own events in this field.  Another exciting day is Tuesday when we go down to London to attend the Museums’ Association workshop on using oral history in the gallery.

We’ll be reporting back on both these events next week.  Meanwhile don’t forget to sign up to reserve a seat at our film night on Thursday 28th March, The Dirty Thirty, heroes of the miners’ strike.  There will also be coal-mining related songs from Brian Langtry and Wendy Freer.


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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.