Despite continued closure of Nantwich Museum because of the Covid-19 pandemic some activities continue. The Research Group meets each Friday through online conferencing enabling members to keep in touch and exchange ideas whilst other groups ensure the Museum continues to run smoothly.
A new improved website has been launched at www.nantwichmuseum.org.uk( Click here to view) including continuously updated stories of Nantwich Buildings and notable People.
For the first time there is an opportunity to download digital copies of the popular Research Booklets documenting various aspects of local history. Ten titles are available immediately at prices of £2.95 and £3.95 with plans to extend the range. The booklets have provided a welcome boost to Museum funds which, it is hoped, will be enhanced through their wider availability online, especially at a time when other income streams have been curtailed.
The website provides an opportunity to assist in the running of the Museum by becoming a Member of the Museum Trust or a Volunteer, whilst the "Donate" button is an ideal way to support its service to the community.
Also now featured on the website are online exhibitions based upon those staged by the Museum in recent years. Visitors to the site can enjoy "From Nantwich to Oxygen: Joseph Priestley's Journey of Discovery" and "Empowerment of Women". Given the current situation elements of the temporary exhibitions being staged by external exhibitors are also being featured, in the first instance, the superb stitchwork of the Breakaway Textile Group's "Personal Voices" exhibition currently residing unseen in the Museum's Millennium Gallery. The exhibition showcases the personal styles of members of the group.
In the meantime Nantwich Digital Museum launched in March on its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nantwichmuseum/ and Twitter @NantwichMuseum is proving a great success. A programme of local history stories, pictures and interactive activities form the basis of daily postings, with a different theme for each day of the week, including images and interpretation of exhibits from temporary exhibitions, Buildings and Places, Nantwich People, Quizzes and Questions, Memory Lane, the Civil War, and Science and Nature.
For further information contact: Nantwich Museum on firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.nantwichmuseum.org.uk. https://twitter.com/NantwichMuseum