Near Belonging has evolved unusually, in that the activity has happened simultaneously in three groups
This month is all about sharing and being brave, which is why I’m finally publishing thoughts and experiences from the project here, online.
Some of the photography archives at Warwickshire County Record Office are going to be the centrepiece for a new creative project with the public and volunteers, devised by artist Faye Claridge.
Since September, I’ve been working alongside Proud Youth group who are based in Leamington Spa. The group, supported by Warwickshire Pride, is around thirty LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Plus) young people, aged 12-18.
Hi, James here. I am currently taking my PhD at the University of Liverpool, where I focus on gender-nonconformity in pagan Anglo-Saxon England, which was much more prevalent and respected than you would imagine, but that’s another question for another time
Socially Engaged Art with its collaborative approaches usually includes a fair bit of negotiation and lots (and lots) of chatting!
All the projects I’m involved in are driven by an endless curiosity about the social uses of art and a fascination about the relationship between collaboration and creativity. I always work alongside other people, often communities drawn together by their location, shared experiences or interests.
I like the idea of the archive as a beehive or giant bird house- with local histories flying in and out and we’ll use this as a starting point for the artwork. I’m interested in the role of the archive in the community.
It's safe to say 2020 has been an... interesting year
The Midland Colliery Owners’ Mutual Indemnity Company (MCOMIC) database was compiled from a series of 26 compensation registers held at Warwickshire County Record Office.
As you may know, we have been setting up the digital space for our remote volunteers to begin transcribing the compensation registers in our collection.
We’d like you to vote on your favourite object from our top ten. Read this post to find out how!
As Warwickshire County Record Office is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays, we decided that those days would be the perfect opportunity to get our bearings and determine the scale of the collection.
We’re getting more and more excited here about our top 10 objects at the museum. Tomorrow (10th January), we’re starting the countdown on social media of the objects themselves, so keep an eye on our social media channels.
It's been another busy year with projects, articles, photos a-plenty, and favourites to choose. Not forgetting a tinselled cat.
Greetings from the Warwickshire half of the Mining the Seams project team! Katie and Beck have just finished their first few weeks on the project. Here are their experiences so far,
It might be easy to assume that that there were no black or Asian people in Warwickshire’s past. However, researchers have found that there has been a much larger black, Asian and minority ethnic presence in Warwickshire throughout the centuries than previously thought.
We know it’s a small world and this is wonderfully demonstrated by the Warwickshire Bytes Deposition Indexing Project,
I’m hoping that come 7th August, the hashtag #SilverTakeover will gain at least a little bit of currency in our small corner of the world wide web.
A year ago, when I started to think about the possibility of spending a year abroad studying, I knew nothing about this part of the country...
A year after we started our Crossing Borders project with the Apna Ladies Group in Rugby, the resulting artworks have gone on display in the Museum and we’re thrilled to see so many creative responses.
Becoming an apprentice was never a career path that I thought I would take until part way through A Levels, when I realised moving on to university was not for ...
Our new Collection & Development Manager Richard Lewis has been with Heritage & Culture Warwickshire for nearly a month, so it's time to find out what he thinks, and where he's come from!
We asked baker Saffron Butcher of Caking and Baking, for her views as to how she found the whole experience of recreating old recipes for an afternoon tea.