Mansfield Museum’s first ‘Collector’s Corner’ exhibit was launched. The idea is to give local collectors a chance to exhibit their collections and promote any talks/societies that go alongside it. This first one was from a local John Wayne Appreciation society.
I went on a study trip to Lincoln Castle to investigate Under 5’s sessions there
The Castle was completley restored a few years ago using HLF money. This is the view from the Wall Walk which was completely inaccessible before the work.
My absolute favourite part of the day was taking part in the Dragon Egg Hunt around the castle grounds!
This week we started a really exciting project: a national experiment discovering if zero-gravity has an effect on growing seeds. Our rocket (ha!) seeds arrived Monday and we began the labourious process of making labels for all 200 (100 had been in space, 100 not)
Not ones to shy away from any excuse to dress up, we became astronauts for the day!
…and then we started planting
On Wednesday I attended day one of the School of Museum Studies at Leicester’s 50th anniversary conference: Museums in the Global Contemporary. The talks were fascinating, it was great to catch up with some of my lecturers and I only wish I could’ve stayed for days 2 and 3!
Friday I was out again moving exhibitions- the Metal Box one is now in Edwinstowe Library for a few weeks.
I went to the National Holocaust Centre on friday afternoon. I visited Auschwitz in 2010 and found the Centre to have amazing displays- especially the newer gallery ‘Journeys’ which follows the life of a young boy, Leo, who boards the Kindertransport to escape persecution. Even though it’s designed for children- and I can see how that works brillantly- I found the galleries mesmerising and they worked just as well for an adult audiences as a young one.