Crawley’s Collections Revealed

3 Jun 2021 - 31 Jul 2021
Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 10.30 - 16.00
Admission free

Crawley’s Collections Revealed  was a 18 month project funded by Arts Council England. We worked with volunteers and community members to look at and talk about our collections. We want our collection to reflect the diversity of the history of Crawley, and this project and exhibition is about people working together to achieve that.

 

As part of the project, a group of volunteers worked together to go through the museum’s object collection to make sure that everything was relevant to Crawley. Some items were removed from the collection and dispersed elsewhere. Some objects went to the museums education collection, some to other museums or other organisations and some had to be destroyed for safety reasons.

 

We also worked with members of the local community to label objects from our collections, and to decide what should be added to our collection.

 

To start with all of these sessions were taking place in person but then Covid-19 happened and our activities moved online.

 

The content of this exhibition is largely written by project volunteers and some of the people who took part in the community workshops.

 

If government restrictions allow, we will be creating a physical version of this exhibition which will be in Crawley Museum from 3rd June to 31st July 2021.

 

Thank you to everyone who was part of this project!

 

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