You might have read in our previous post that the Museum is now closed for refurbishment. Work is well underway with the collections being relocated to safe storage and the building being emptied ready for the building work to begin.
Watch out for some later posts which will give more details on how we moved the collection, some things that we found and what was involved in the move.
As part of the closure we are going to be taking the Museum out and about to different venues as well as developing a variety of projects to allow the local and wider community to access the Museum service. As a team we are really excited by this as we get to take objects on tour and bring activities and exhibitions out to you!
Our next few blogs will introduce you to some of these special projects during the closed period, but here is a quick peek at what we will be getting up to.
If you didn’t already know we run Lowewood Museum in Hoddesdon. Lowewood Museum is open 4 days a week and gives you a great chance to access a fantastic collection. We also run a lively events programme there including; exhibitions, family activities and special events. Keep an eye out on the blog for information about all the events we have planned at Lowewood and a peek behind the scenes of this great Museum.
Epping Forest District Museum is well known for its excellent touring exhibition programme and now thanks to Arts Council England we have developed a series of exciting and new touring exhibitions for the East of England. The programme has begun and you may have already been to one of our exhibitions but if not look out for our blog dedicated to the touring exhibitions programme – there is no excuse not to get along to one of them they cover the whole of the East of England!
SPECIAL PROJECTS AND MUSEUM ON THE MOVE
As part of this project we will be running some extra special events. They will take place all over the community as well as at Lowewood Museum.
Can’t come to the Museum? Well it may be coming to a venue near you! Part of this project will involve us taking objects out and about. We will be at local events as well as a wider variety of venues so look out for us and our calendar of events and please come and join us if you can.