Museum From Home

Posted by Tenby Museum on Apr 30, 2020 Blog No Comments

Since we have been closed from 14 March Tenby Museum has tried to keep an ‘open’ presence via social media.  We started with colouring projects (kindly provided for us by local artist Guy Manning), through to wordsearches, quizzes and writing a haiku.

This quickly escalated to our ‘Museum From Home’ project, where we asked people to record their lives under lockdown, either through art, sculpture, photography, personal dairies, newspaper articles –etc  this was a great way of ‘contemporary collecting’ through these most unusual of times as well as a way of involving our audience in this global sensation and making the stories personal.  We have had art works, sculpture and journals offered to us and a display will be made of these once we can reopen. Thanks to everyone who has taken part and is planning to take part.

For the past 25 days we have been posting our #MuseumFromHome project where we have been sharing gems from our collection.  If you have missed out so far then just have a look at our Facebook page.  This is on-going and will continue over the lockdown period and has been a great success and has reached a wide audience.

As part of this project we have asked people to participate in various home based projects as well as sharing with us their favourite picture of Tenby, be it a painting or photograph.  Its been a great way of staying connected with people,  as well as advertising what we have to offer to new audiences.

It has been important to keep in conversation with people throughout the day and be an active part of their interaction.  And it has really felt like a shared experience – what more can be said at this time of separation?  Keep safe everyone, thanks for following us and  thanks for your support.