Pop Up Museum

The Pop up Museum, Sharing of Anglesey Treasures concept aims to add value to local identity and cultural resources .

The Pop up Museum, Sharing of Anglesey Treasures concept aims to add value to local identity and cultural resources by giving people within communities the means and opportunity to display their items of historical and personal significance for 1 day only at four high profile Anglesey events.  The Pop Up Museum brings people together in conversation through stories, art and the displaying of objects.  The exhibitions were themed and existing social enterprises already engaged in the heritage sector on Anglesey were actively involved in the pilot.

The Pop-up-Museum visited 4 events on the Isle of Anglesey in 2017 and attracted approximately 800 people.  The events were chosen due to geographical and popularity reasons and had specific themes:

  • Anglesey Vintage Rally – Vintage tools display
  • Llangefni Carnival – History of Llangefni
  • Holyhead Leisure Festival – History of Holyhead
  • Moelfre Lifeboat day – the Royal Charter (Golden Wreck)
  • There was also an additional day at the Anglesey Show – generic

The venues were widely advertised via social media and print and Anglesey communities were encouraged to bring personal possessions of heritage, historical and other value to the pop up museum, and discuss their items with other contributors and members of the public, thereby telling their story and sharing memories.

The Pop-up-Museum proved to be a successful way of collecting items of value and a way of conserving and refreshing other local exhibitions managed by Anglesey Heritage Social Enterprises who were happy to accept the donated artefacts. These new artefacts added value to existing collections thereby attracting interest from tourists and benefiting the local economy.

Conclusions

This work by the Pop-up-Museum was encouraging and highlighted the need for more sharing of memories along with artefacts and led to exploring the need for a phase 2

Other pilots resulting from this work –

Pop-Up-Museum – Trysorau Môn 2 – Sharing of Memories

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