Week 4: Dust, dust and more dust…

This week has seen more demolition, more stories and especially more dust.  The whole of the countryside is, of course, exceptionally dusty at the moment, and while we are busy in the pop-up cleaning ancient Athenaeum dust off some things, the builders are busy depositing more dust around the Museum itself. One of the first … Continue reading Week 4: Dust, dust and more dust…

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Week 3: You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!

This week things really got moving!  Preparation had already taken place, mostly to create access to the building site area.  The builders have taken down a section of the listed garden railings and stored them for reinstatement later.  This means they can get bigger machines round the back of the museum building.     The … Continue reading Week 3: You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!

Week 2: It’s all about the volunteers

This is Sadie, our Activity Plan Programme Coordinator.  Sadie's job is to gather stories for the new Social History Gallery.  She has recruited new 14 Story Collecting volunteers - some repurposed from the old museum tea-room and shop, and some brand-new, and trained them up in collecting the stories that will be so important to … Continue reading Week 2: It’s all about the volunteers

Week 1: The Builders have arrived!

It's only Week 3 and I am already behind on the blogging.  I intended to try to update every week - what's happening to the building, what's happening at the museum and what I am up to too.  So to begin with this is a bit of a catch up.    Meet Clive, our site … Continue reading Week 1: The Builders have arrived!