This week we have installed the new interactives into the gallery. Jan has worked on some new books. These are for families to read together. In each book are a number of challenges related to the story. These are designed to help our visitors really look at the objects in the cases. We’ll see how these go. Hopefully we can add and change books so that repeat visitors have new books to explore every time they come back.
We have also been continuing to work on recording the locations of objects in the gallery. This takes time but is really important to get it right.
We have also been working on the next workhouse network meeting in September. This is called “Was the workhouse so bad” and different workhouse sites are coming together in Llanfylllin in Wales to discuss how workhouse sites can tackle contemporary issues of poverty, welfare and mental health. We’ll hear about different projects and get lots of time to network and explore the topics.