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Putting Learning into Practice 20 September 2023
Anita worked at Elmbridge Museum for her summer placement in 2023. In her blog post, she explains how she put the learning from her MA Museum and Gallery Studies into practice while creating her own exhibition here.
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Our week with Elmbridge Museum 25 August 2023
Work experience students James and Seb recount their week with Elmbridge Museum learning about many aspects of museum work including exhibitions planning, local history research and how to care for historic collections.
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The Watercolours of Ada Currey 7 August 2023
To celebrate the 175th anniversary of Saint James' Church in Weybridge, we've been taking a look at some of the creators behind its distinctive features.
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Piecing Together a Family Story 19 June 2023
In 2023, Elmbridge Museum was approached by Jan and Fiona Birrell. They had a fascinating connection to a former local man, Peter Geesing, who lived in Walton with the Gill family over 150 years ago. Their story is an uplifting example of how local history can add colour to personal family histories.
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Bargain Hunting at Sandown Park Racecourse 12 June 2023
Earlier this year Elmbridge Museum was invited to showcase objects from our collection for an episode of Bargain Hunt. Explore a fascinating selection of fashion accessories dating from 1760 to 1960 and watch a clip from the programme.
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Celebrating Cecil Hepworth 25 May 2023
Celebrating 120 years since the release of Hepworth's adaptation of 'Alice in Wonderland' the first ever Walton Film Festival took place between 20th-30th May. Find out more about one of cinema's early pioneers, Cecil Hepworth, and his film studios in Walton-on-Thames.
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A Glance into the Museum Sector 27 March 2023
Work experience student Carlie shares her thoughts on spending a week with the museum team, visiting the collections store, meeting volunteers and researching local history.
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Healing and Flourishing Through Creativity 9 January 2023
Sarah Rawlins is a creative local artist who took part in the Moving Art exhibition. Here, she reveals her wider work and tells her creative story, from an early love of paint to becoming a professional artist.
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Top Ten Families to Know About in Elmbridge 21 December 2022
Do you want to know more about the people that populated your local history? Need a place to start? Keep reading to learn about 10 families that have shaped the area over the years. From enterprising local business owners to members of the Royal Family - there's all sorts of stories to find in our collection!
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Everyday Heroines: Making an Online Exhibition 19 September 2022
Our Exhibitions Volunteer Lucie writes about her experiences researching, designing and launching our new Everyday Heroines online exhibition. Learn more about the behind-the-scenes process here!
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