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26 November 2019

Schoolkids learn how to care for the past at Wisbech Museum

By Julie Williams

Schoolkids learn how to care for the past at Wisbech Museum

A Wisbech primary school took part in Kids in Museums Takeover Day by helping out at Wisbech and Fenland Museum for the second year in a row.

Designing an Egypt Display

Last November children in Year 3 at Nene and Ramnoth School did front of house volunteering jobs, greeting visitors and creating a museum trail.

This year it was the turn of older children in Year 5, who worked behind the scenes helping complete conservation cleaning of local social history exhibits with museum volunteer Ian.

They also wrote labels for Egyptian artefacts and came up with some fabulous designs for a new Egyptian display.

Museum curator Robert Bell said: “We are delighted to have been able to take part in the Kids in Museums Takeover Day again. Year 5 were amazing and we thought there will be some wonderful museum curators of the future from this year group!”

Kids in Museums is an annual festival when galleries, museums and heritage sites invite young people in to take over jobs in the museum which are normally completed by adults.



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