Enjoying the special view of the exhibition.
Guest blogger Mary, Project Co-ordinator of Treasures of Cumbria, tells us about the latest exciting milestone from her Cumbria-wide projects.
Both the 1914 and 2014 timelines are now on show.
Guest blogger Helen tells you about this exciting take on the space. If you keep reading to the bottom, there’s a way we can all get involved and make a bit of history:
One Day in Cumbria is the latest temporary exhibition to appear in the Shed at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle. Installation started earlier this week, where project co-ordinator Mary Ferguson unpacked the new panels and timeline banner, and organised the space ready for the new displays.
The One Day in Cumbria project marks the Centenary of the First World War. It has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War: then and now programme, and centres on research into daily life and industry in 1914. People around Cumbria are invited to help make history on 5 December this year by sharing their updates about life on the same day in 2014, and the final results will be shown on an interactive timeline, at http://onedayincumbria.org.uk comparing and highlighting changes in the county 100 years apart.
It’s been an eventful week in THe Shed.
After the slight chaos of Half Term where the volume of people meant lots of people saw and enjoyed the What’s in Store space, it also meant that wolf received way more strokes than it should have (the museums constant battle – preservation versus access) we were in need of the slightly calmer events of this week. It started last Thursday evening where the space played host to its first evening event, a very well attended opening for the Remembrance 100 project, where over 80 pupils, their parents and teachers from Trinity School came along. I’ve shared a few of the photos below.
Following on from this there was a lovely piece in the Evening News and Star on Tuesday 11th.
Also this week the vote for the Roman object closed. The winner will be featured in next summer’s show Carlisle in 10 Objects and we are collating the results as we speak – the name of the winning object will appear here next week.
As the voting ended it was replaced by a brand new photography exhibition ‘I remember when…’ This new show in the Work in Progress space is part of the Raw Talent series. It’s presenting a series of works by young people responding to a brief by The Image Unit for the Carlisle Photography Festival. Their challenge was to take a single photograph with their mobile phone that finished the question ‘I remember when…’ The results are remarkable. The festival may have finished but you can see these works on show until 30 November.
The first of our series of seven exhibitions opens in THe Shed tomorrow. The co-curator of Remembrance 100 Mark Gibbs is our guest blogger today who shares his expereince of creating an exhibit from such thought-provoking subject matter.
|Eloise helping out|
Remembrance 100 combines this display of 100 of these student artworks with artefacts from our collections, including a set of letters from Lance Corporal Joseph Hall, who was killed in action at Arras in 1917. We have his last letter home, family photograph and death notification telegram. This is powerful stuff which made a big impact on the group of eight Trinity students who came over to design the labels and information boards: ‘Our first impressions were indescribable’ said one student pair. That’s where the innovation comes in. One group of students designed most of the text in the show and a second group of six students came over to install the show – Museum Assistant Eloise Stott helped us to put the display up making sure everything was level – no mean feat with 100 small artworks!