The Museum of Cambridge has launched an exciting community project that calls for local residents to share their stories of the city and beyond.
We are thrilled to introduce Museum Making, a project where everyone who calls Cambridge their home can generate real change, right in the heart of their local museum.
This project is all about bringing more and diverse voices into the museum space ensuring underrepresented histories have the chance to be shared, and working with local residents in everything from exhibitions to public programming.
The museum will be recruiting ten volunteer Community Curators: people who are passionate about the city, are eager to learn new skills and meet new people, and have the time commitment to volunteer in this inspiring new project.
If that sounds like you, head to the museum’s website to learn more and apply here.
Florencia Nannetti, Community and Visitor Engagement Officer at the museum, said,
‘We want to deliver a programme that improves participation and representation of diverse groups in Cambridge, and we cannot do this on our own, but with the people who live in and make Cambridge what it is.
I am very excited to start working on a project that will have a real impact in the way a public space, the museum, serves the residents of the city, and not the other way around’.
Florencia will be running free taster sessions on Zoom, for those who want to find out what being a Community Curator can be like and ask any questions before applying, and you can sign up on Eventbrite here: https://bit.ly/3e5VIDq
Or, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to organise an informal 1:1 chat with a member of the team.
Lucy Walker, Chair of the Board of Trustees said,
‘This is a great opportunity for us to think together about how we ensure our museum is a community hub that has relevance for, and is representative of the people of, Cambridge and the surrounding area.
The pandemic has shown us that we can be resourceful in how we stay connected and build links amongst our local networks, and this project will reflect that spirit: the will and need that city residents have to think and create something together that is meaningful for us all.’
Annie Davis, Development Manager, added,
‘This is brilliant a chance for us to come together to explore the histories of Cambridge and the surrounding area.
Whether you’re someone whose family has lived here for generations, or have only recently called Cambridge ‘home’, we want to hear from you. Even if you’ve never set foot in the museum before – that doesn’t matter! Please do apply via our website or get in contact with us if you want to have an informal chat with the team.
Cambridge’s history is chock-full of intriguing stories, and we can’t wait to uncover them! We’re so looking forward to meeting our new Community Curators and transforming the ways that the Museum of Cambridge represents the area’s fascinating and diverse histories.’
The Community Curators will produce two exhibitions over the next six months, which will be displayed through a combination of onsite and online displays.
For further information, please contact:
Florencia Nannetti, Community Officer: email@example.com