At Ruddington Village Museum, we’re always keen to get local people involved. Our new project aims to do this in an exciting way. As one of three Nottinghamshire Museums involved in the “Stories and Objects” project, we’ll be showcasing a diverse range of objects owned by members of the Ruddington community.
These objects will form a unique exhibition which will also feature the unusual stories and interesting backgrounds to all of the objects. These objects could be of significance to an individual, a family or a whole community group. Some objects have never left the area; others have been brought to Ruddington much more recently – but they all help tell the story of the community.
We’d like to invite you, the community and object owners, to lend items for display at the exhibition and also to be involved in helping us tell their stories
To create the exhibition, you’ll be working as a group with other members of the community, supported by staff and volunteers from the Village Museum and Nottingham Trent University. The project is free to take part in and offers an opportunity to socialise with new people, broaden your experience, develop valuable skills and have your say.
Along the way you’ll learn how exhibitions are created and share your ideas on how to do things differently such as exploring exciting new ways to tell your stories including video, audio and live storytelling. Don’t worry if it sounds a bit daunting, you’ll get all the help and support you need to bring the story of your object to life.
If you’d like to get involved in this innovative project, you can find out more by visiting us at the Ruddington Village Market on Saturday 4th May or drop in at the Village Museum on Thursday 16th May between 10am and 12 noon for a chat and hands-on fun family activities.
To find out more, contact Gavin Walker on 0115 914 6645 or 07865 013 857, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “Stories and Objects” project is led by Nottingham Trent University in partnership with Ruddington Village Museum, Bassetlaw Museum, Mansfield Museum and their local communities. You can visit the project website at https://storiesandobjects.weebly.com/.