This week saw the start of a new project with a group from Oaktree Community Centre on the South Acton estate. Over the next 5 weeks we’re going to be exploring the museum’s collections online and at the Museum Depot in Acton. The group will be learning new digital skills and we’ll be finding out what they think of the collections. We’re doing it in partnership with Acton Community Forum who are part of a national “Community Capacity Builders” project which helps get local people online.
For our first session we headed to the Museum Depot for a tour by volunteers Jon and Richard. We had lots of postitive feedback from the group. One person described the tour as ‘an absolute joy and treat. There was so much to absorb. A real history of London and the suburbs.’ Another person said ‘I found it very interesting as it was my first time at a museum and I really enjoyed it.’ The volunteer guides enjoyed it too, Jon told me ‘it was fun to be a part of a project for the local community.’