Friday, September 2, 2011

Blogging about blogging...

Our collections all safely packed away
The summer is coming to an end, the kids are heading back to school shortly, and we're taking a moment to look back on a very busy few months.

Back in the spring we only had one blog, this one, but now we have several all representing the different areas of work that are going on in our new offices and across Bedford Borough. We also had a museum building to pack-up: thankfully that's all now completed and the museum and art gallery buildings are in the safe hands of the builders and the collections are safely in store.

The last post introduced our new Out and About blog, where the Learing and Access team will keep you up to date with all their activities with a number of groups around the borough, starting with some fab 1940s glamour as Wooton teenagers became film makers.

Another side of the Learning and Access is the popular Saturday Archaeology Workshop. A look through their blog will make you wish you between 8 and 16 so you could take part too!

The Redevelopment blog will record what is happening to our buildings and keep you up to date with plans for the new museum and gallery. We hope to be able to share more with you shortly.

The curatorial team have been posting regularly on the News from the Stores blog. 'Object of the Week' is a fixture on Tuesdays, and we also aim to share something each week from the research that is going into the new displays.

Popular posts have included:

A Saxon window urn with a mysterious purpose

If you're interested in the history of Bedford town the curatorial and eduction teams have been working with other organisiations on the The High Street Project, where you kind find pictures and reminiscences of shops from the High Streets past, and Hidden Bedford, where you can find out about the origins of the towns street names and other hidden aspects of Bedford.

We hope you enjoy all the posts, whether you're a chance visitor or a regular follower. Please feel free to give us any feedback on anything you've read across the blogs, either by email at, on the blog comments sections, or by twitter on @chagandbm.