Lindow Manchester

Lead up to opening the Lindow Man exhibition
April 10, 2008, 9:07
Filed under: Lindow Man Exhibition

One week to go and the pace is becoming frenetic. No sooner had Pete, the Interpretation officer, and I finished off the text and labels but it was on to the virtual exhibition, which the public can access via the Museum website. We are using the Museum’s documentation system, KeEmu, to do this. So I spent all of Wednesday bringing the records of the objects up to date and adding photographs to something called the “Multimedia Module”.

I had to keep stopping to take photographs of some of the more popular exhibits, which is how I came to find myself outside the Conservation Lab, where the objects are being assessed in advance of the exhibition opening. “I’ve come to photograph the Bros poster” I said. Roy, the Senior Conservator, gave the resigned sigh of someone who has long since ceased to be surprised by anything that happens in the Museum and let me in.  Bros were all the rage during the late 1980s and early 1990s when Lindow Man was exhibited at the Manchester Museum, so we appealed for any related memorabilia and someone kindly kind lent us their prized poster. The nostalgia aspect of the exhibition is very important to us and music has that special quality of taking us back to earlier times in our lives.

Hopefully many more people will be able to engage with the exhibition  because of the different approaches we have taken.


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