Elspeth Hunter and Wednesday Batchelor, sharing the Project Support Officer post, will be staying with "More Than Oliver Twist" for a further three months!
We are very grateful to Arts Council England for approving a reprofiling of the ‘More Than Oliver Twist’ project budget...
The current global crisis is leading some people to make comparisons with previous pandemics, most notably the Spanish flu of 1918-1920. Even the historic images of that outbreak look eerily familiar with face masks becoming common and emergency hospitals set up to cope with the scale of infection. Spanish flu led to many more deaths than we have seen so far from coronavirus, with an estimated 500 million cases and 50 million deaths worldwide...
Above left: Family and their cat during the Spanish Flu, 1918.
Above right: Camp Funston, at Fort Riley, Kansas, during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.
Our amazing artists, Mel Rye and Morgan Tipping, share the work that they have been doing to bring our 'More Than Oliver Twist' digital exhibition together!
Phone conversations between Morgan and researchers at...
We provide an update on our More Than Oliver Twist exhibition!
With museum closures, lock down and an uncertain foreseeable future, we've taken the decision to bring our More Than Oliver Twist exhibition to you from home, via the Google Arts and Culture platform!
Regional Mentor for Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Museum, Helen Bainbridge, talks about keeping busy in the current climate.
We are certainly living in interesting and somewhat strange times! I am currently writing from home and rather than working two whole days I am working four half days, which means I actually do have some free time...
Mel Rye and Morgan Tipping are our wonderful artists collaborating to create our More Than Oliver Twist exhibition!
Read on to get to know the artists a little better!
"The ‘More Than Oliver Twist’ project, funded by Arts Council England, has been moving forward beautifully..."
Our new Project Support Officer, Wednesday Batchelor, provides an update on the project...
"When I began the role of Regional Mentor, representing the Thackray Medical Museum, I did not expect it to be so fun, challenging and, most importantly, rewarding...."
Emily Coulthard, gives us the low-down on what it means to be a Regional Mentor...
Gressenhall based Denise Hickman moved to Norfolk four years ago. Hoping for something interesting to get her teeth stuck into, she stumbled upon the More Than Oliver Twist project and decided to find out more.
Almost six months later, Denise has contributed a grand total of nine biographies to the project - read on to discover Denise's story....
Thackray Medical Museum volunteer, Tiantian Han, talks to us about her unique experience working on the More Than Oliver Twist project...
Being a volunteer researcher who is rooted in Chinese culture, this research is challenging, yet also fascinating.
Uncovering every single aspect of an inmate’s records makes me feel I am getting closer to their life. They are revealing themselves to me and to this modern world.
What do they want to tell us?