Date(s) - 08/10/2013
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Megan Dennis (Curator, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse) and the Rural Museums East network
Supports work towards Accreditation Standards 3.3.2 and 3.3.3
This exciting training offer from the Rural Museums East network is ideal for museums planning an event to commemorate the First World War, particularly those with rural collections.
The day will include presentations on the rural life during the war, the potential for costumed re-enactment at your event, and the IWM’s Centenary programme. There will also be an objects workshop and a chance to explore the site, including an introduction the new Land Army gallery.
Contributors will include:
Megan Dennis – Curator, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse
Josie Gale – Centenary Programme Museum Liaison Officer for English Regions, Imperial War Museum
Nick Mansfield – Once Assistant Curator at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, recently Director of the People’s History Museum, Manchester, and now Senior Research Fellow in History at the University of Central Lancashire
Ian Pycroft – Owner and Director of Black Knight Historical
Neil Storey – Specialist in 20th century military history and its impact on British society, with many historical publications to his name.
By the end of the day, participants will:
- Have considered the realities of First World War rural life, recruitment and the impact of the war on the countryside
- Have learnt about the IWM’s Centenary Partnership, and how to get involved
- Have thought about unusual ways to use objects and costumed interpretation to produce innovative, inclusive and stimulating events to mark the centenary of the First World War.
Bring with you an object (or photo of one) from your collection which is from the early 20th century – whether or not it has any obvious first world war connection we will aim to think of a way you could use it in a first world war event by the end of the session!
This event is fully booked.