We are currently recruiting for volunteers to assist with our oral history project ‘What the Countryside Means to Me?’
Over the last two years, museum staff have been carrying out interviews with various individuals who have stories to share about life and work in the countryside. We are looking for a small team of volunteers to work with our Community Historian to present these stories in an exhibition and museum audio trail deriving content from the interviews themselves but also researching our collections for relevant accompanying material.
Tasks will include:
- Building on our existing work in highlighting common themes and points of interest within our transcribed oral histories.
- Working with the Community Historian in determining which parts of the interviews will be most interesting and relevant to the museum displays and which provide an interesting perspective on contemporary rural life.
- Researching in our library and archives the locality to which these interviews relate.
- Assisting with the development of an exhibition.
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