In a blog post last month we introduced Birmingham Museums’ Collecting Birmingham project and today we would love to invite you to take part!
This month we were very excited to launch our first sets of focus groups for the project which will see groups of community members meeting together to share stories of Birmingham, look at historical themes and ideas and ultimately help Birmingham Museums choose objects to collect (all over a cup of tea and a slice of cake).
If you would like to join in and help select the objects Birmingham Museums collects and the stories it tells then sign up to take part.
Attendees are asked to join us for three sessions over three months (in September, October and November) so that we can develop themes, ideas and stories together. There will also be the opportunity to take part in a later session to assist with an exhibition at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter.
The focus groups are free and open to anyone that lives in the four wards of Aston, Ladywood, Nechells and Soho. So if you have a passion for your local area, a story to tell, want to get involved with Birmingham Museums or are simply proud to be a Brummie; come and join us! Or if you have any friends, family or colleagues who you think might be interested, please pass on details of these sessions to them too.
Sign Up to Take Part
To find out more or to book onto a focus group please contact Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 348 8283.
Full details of the focus groups can be found on our events pages:
- Collecting Birmingham Focus Group at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter Thursday September 17th, 2015 6pm - 8pm.
- Collecting Birmingham Focus Group at Soho House Wednesday September 23rd 2015, 1pm - 3pm.
The Collecting Birmingham project has been generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund .