Lisa Harris, curator at the Museum of the East Anglia Life, talks about her recent work with the Rural Museums Network. The Rural Museums Network is a registered charity aimed at promoting learning and encouraging a wider understanding of the UK’s rural heritage.
Earlier this year, I was involved with filming some promotional material for the Rural Museums Network as part of a larger project funded by ACE called Understanding Rural Networks. The aim has been to share with others where and how more specialist information and support can be found about the subjects found in Rural Museums and to build confidence amongst generalist curators or project managers who are new to rural museum collections. We have run a series of networking sessions across the country as well as creating both long and shorter films about the network. The links are starting to be circulated online so please keep your eye out for these and retweet/forward far and wide, as appropriate.
You can watch the full film of the project by visiting the Rural Museum Network’s homepage at http://www.ruralmuseums.org.uk/
It can also be watched via Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhFE1pZ3oVs