Fusiliers Advance! will improve access to the archive collection and develop activities to engage local people in a significant way. A new member of staff will develop a volunteer team and manage a programme of activities and events, including an actor in the character of a Victorian Fusilier
It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011
The museum has suffered from a lack of investment and the collections is showing signs of infestation. Documentation is poor and the archives have little or no access and the museum has become irrelevant to a site which the story it is telling has been part of for over 400 years. The museum does not offer any learning activities and has become distanced from the community which it represents. There is less funding for regimental museums so it is vital that it should become more independent
The project will improve the quality of the museum and its practices. It will provide a professional member of staff for 3 years to develop learning and engagement programmes and to recruit and train volunteers who assist with collections management and with providing activities within the community. There will be opportunities for members of the community to learn new skills in historical research and presentation and the new partnership with the Tower of London will bring practical benefits
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