In 2019 Crawley Museum was awarded a grant from Arts Council England for a new project – Crawley’s Collections Revealed.
This 18 month project runs from November 2019 until April 2021.
It has been doing two main things:
1 Going through our collections to identify things that are not relevant to the history of Crawley. We will offer them to other museums. This will make room for more objects which reflect the history of Crawley and its communities.
2 Working with members of the community to select items from our collections that are not currently on display. Project participants have been creating their own text labels. The items are being exhibited in a project display cabinet. There will also be an exhibition about the project in 2021. Members of the community will help to create this.
Because the museum is currently closed to the public due to Covid-19 we are posting images of the objects online. We are inviting people to create labels by commenting. We will then use these comments to create a display.
We are looking forward to being able to run more face to face sessions at a later date!