Monthly Archives: March 2009

The Art Fund Prize 2009

One of our close friends and neighbours, The Museum of Reading has been nominated for The Art Fund Prize 2009 for it’s Outside the Box project.

Outside the Box

Outside the Box

The Museum of Reading operates Britain’s largest and oldest loan service. Outside the Box has been a four-year project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which has revitalised and extended the service and developed it into a unique partnership with over twenty museums and heritage organisations across Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

Some 20,000 objects from the collections of the Museum of Reading and its partner museums have been re-presented in over 1,500 loan boxes. They tell the stories of people and places across the world, taking mini-museums to people in schools, colleges, care homes, libraries, and local community groups across the Thames Valley.

Outside the Box has inspired poetry, storytelling, drama and role-play as well as science clubs and history projects. The project has extended to include Memory boxes that go to Care Homes and hospitals and in collaboration with Age Concern and the Alzheimers Society provide stimulating and enjoyable experiences for many older people.

The Museum needs your vote, please comment here

You are all welcome to come along and join them for Outside the Box at the Museum of Reading, family-themed events including talks about the museum’s famous copy of the Bayeux Tapestry, story telling, and competitions.
Sat 4 April 10am-4pm, Sun 5 April 11am-4pm FREE but some activities charged
Tel: 0118 939 9800
www.readingmuseum.org.uk

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extra nice things from the morning

This morning after a meeting with one of the jelly Board I went back to work and saw all the little people hard at work – they really are little people, from 18 months upwards and they were making papier mache bunnies.

When jelly started, the little people weren’t one of our target audience but now those first little people are now assistants at jelly, some have art school ambitions and now the next generation are here and working away making their bunnies.

Only next week left for the toddlers before the Easter break but all workshop details can be found here.

they made me flowers

they made me flowers

Toddlers will start again on Monday 20th April.

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