August 6th, 2013Culture
Saturday, 27th of July was a stepping stone for the new YAC (Young Archaeologist Club) branch at Ironbridge, Shropshire. A Young Archaeologists Club Taster Session was organised to celebrate the Festival of British Archaeology and to introduce the new Club to children aged between 8-17.
First of all, do we all know what YAC is? Who is YAC for? What does it represent? Well, just in case allow me to tell you a little bit more…
The Young Archaeologists’ Club is the only UK-wide club for young people up to the age of 17 interested in archaeology. YAC’s vision is for all young people to have opportunities to be inspired and excited by archaeology, and to empower them to help shape its future.
The free YAC taster session was really all about inspiration, excitement, discovery and involvement. The activities were organised and supervised by our YAC team leaders and assistants. This is really a joyful team of professional archaeologists fond of education and involvement and, most importantly, the result of cooperation between museum staff and community archaeology volunteers.Tags: Archaeology, Guest Blog, Ironbridge Gorge Museum, YAC
November 19th, 2012Culture
Last week, I attended a workshophosted by RNIB called ‘Opening Up Creative Culture’. This one-off free workshop at Ironbridge Museums asked for volunteers to be train to create audio descriptive tours for arts and cultures. While the course name presumes all candidates would work at a museum, that wasn’t true. It was refreshing to find several candidates were Teaching Assistant, others were audio guide speakers and others were people who were visibly impaired. All felt privileged to be there (and yes, there was a waiting list).Tags: CultureAccess, Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Museum, RNIB
February 9th, 2012Culture
Jackfield Tile Museum is one of ten museums that make up the Ironbridge Gorge Museum trust. While you may roll your eyes at the thought of going to a tile museum, it is our favorite museum out of the ten. The museum is set on the site of a working tile factor. The exhibitions are set up to include a scene of fairy tale tiles that were preserved from a 1930s hospital that was going to be demolished, an Edwardian Tube Station, a pub, butchers, typical 1930s front room and the original office, including the large accountant and order books used to ensure all orders were filled. This is next to the show room, where they would sell their products via prime examples of the complex tiles created.Tags: Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Museum, Tiles
November 14th, 2011Culture
Ironbridge Gorge Museum
We started off at Ironbridge Gorge Museum Coalbrookdale where Coalbrookdale Primary and Telford College were invited to Take Over two exhibitions. Having this diverse age gap proved to be very successful.
After the meet and greet, everyone went to the Sports and Science exhibition and an exhibition within Enguinity museum. The pupils were briefed on what to do: Look around and be honest – what do you dis/like? What would YOU want to see? Read the rest of this entry »Tags: Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Kids in Museums, museums, Wolverhampton Art Gallery