Through this museum blog, we always want to showcase different voices and different responses to the museum, our collection, our special events and our community. Everyone is different and the blog would be boring if it was only ever the staff who posted through here. Sometimes, new eyes notice details that we don’t, or a new visitor is interested in an aspect of our history we’d never really considered.
As part of this, beginning in March 2017, the museum is hosting four students on placement from the School of English at the University of Nottingham. All of the students will be responding to the museum in their own way, undertaking some research, and writing new and original content for our blog. So please do look out for new posts and be prepared to share them on social media, or with your friends.
To introduce our students:
Ellie Mitchell and Sarah Dara: Ellie is an undergrad and Sarah is studying for her Masters. They will be writing some general content for us but have a specific interest in women’s history and the way women interact with the museum space today, so will be creating a blogging project on this theme. They will also be posting to social media during their placement. You can follow them on Twitter: @elliesarahatmuseum and Instagram: elliesarahmuseum to find out more.
Alex Page: Alex is an undergrad. Will be researching and blogging some general content but will also focus on engaging younger audiences through a special blog project.
Richard Tann-Watson: Richard is studying for his Masters and is also a creative writer. He has a special interest in customs and folklore and will be researching some blog posts on the folklore of the Erewash area.
Look out for blog posts from all of our students – and let us know what you think to the new content!