With the Museum being closed we have a great opportunity to go out and about working with the community and on exciting projects within the district.
Here are some of the exciting projects we are working on – let us know if you would like to get involved or have any ideas of other projects we could work on.
Thanks to SHARE Museums East we have a small grant to work on a really exciting Community Cabinet Project. This project is a chance for community groups and individuals to curate their own exhibitions in a single case. The displays will feature both personal items and collections as well as the chance to explore the Museum’s vast collection. While the Museum is closed we are working with different groups to put on mini exhibitions in a cabinet in the Civic Offices in Epping and at our sister site Lowewood Museum.
Look out for more information on our first exhibition in next week’s blog.
Take over Day:
Have you heard of Kids in Museums? They work with Museums to help them welcome and include families, teenagers and children. One of their exciting projects, which we are getting involved in this year, is Museum Takeover Day. On Friday 21st November we will be inviting pupils from Broxbourne School to take over Lowewood Museum for the day, they will be taking on museum roles and running the museum as Front of House Staff, Curators, Educators and lots of other roles. Look out for more information coming soon and why not see if you can come down to the Museum and see Takeover Day in action.
Museum on the Move:
We are spending quite a bit of time out and about while the Museum is closed. As part of our special Museum on the Move project we have already been to Waltham Abbey Town Show, Epping Town Show, Waltham Abbey Marriot Family Fun Day and a number of other fairs.
Here are some pictures of what we have been up to.
We may be bringing the Museum to an event near you sometime soon – if you know of any events you might like to see the Museum involved in or you are interested in curating a mini exhibition as part of our community cabinet project then why not get in touch via our contact us page.