It was a wonderful night of celebrations on Tuesday 24th June when 130 guests attended the Biennial Regional Heritage Awards in the magnificent setting of the National Civil War Museum and Palace Theatre in Newark. The awards are organised and funded by Museum Development East Midlands and recognise excellence and innovation in museums, historic … Continue reading Another great result for Derbyshire heritage!
We are delighted to bring you our project film. If you didn’t catch us at one of our events you can see what we got up to and hear from the team on their experiences of working on the ‘Pop Up’ project: Inspired? Want to do something similar yourself? Then click on the link below where you will find our case studies and … Continue reading The Amazing Pop Up Archives Project film and resources – information and inspiration
Sadly we have completed our year of gallivanting around the county taking our archive collections out into the community and collecting people’s stories along the way. To celebrate the culmination of our project a special exhibition is now on in the reception area of the record office which tells the tale of a fascinating, exciting … Continue reading Exhibition – The Amazing Pop Up Archives Project
That was what this was about. There are people out there with stories that will never be heard and this project was a way to tell them, a chance to be a part of something bigger in the long run. There was uncertainty when this project began, a sense of unknowing, what we would do? … Continue reading Collecting stories
Pop Up Evaluator Sara looks back over The Amazing Pop Up Archives Project so far. So how can the archives lead the story? We begin again from another place, another part of our own history with this project. As individuals, with our own unique interests, we begin to play with the Archives themselves. I follow Pop Up … Continue reading I wonder what you miss if you stick to the path?
I can't really believe it but we are just two days away from our final event for the Amazing Pop Up Archives Project! Our project has been a few years in the making and now it seems rather strange that once Wednesday is over we won't have any more exciting (and often a bit bizarre!) … Continue reading All good things….
The Amazing Pop Up Archives' Storyteller Maria Whatton reflects on when we 'popped up' at the car boot sale on the Swadlincote/Measham border. How beautiful the world is at 5 a.m. on a Sunday summer morning. So quiet. Warm. Light. The pit of my stomach churns at the early rise. Porridge at 5.15 a.m. … Continue reading Reflection on the Car Boot Sale – an unedited stream of consciousness story by Maria
At a loss to know what to do this weekend? Why not join The Amazing Pop Up Archives team at the Ripley Music Festival on Saturday. We'll be 'popping up' with our wonderful yellow and purple tents full of fascinating records relating to Ripley people and places. Will you find your ancestors in the First … Continue reading Records and revelling at Ripley
Further reflections - Pop Up Evaluator Sara looks back over how we found answers to those who? what? and where? questions. Finding the spark, choosing an ignition point, I guess that is one of the key points regarding inspiration. It is up to the Creative facilitators – our Agents of Wonder - to bring these … Continue reading Finding the spark
Poet and Pop Up Team Agent of Wonder Matt Black shares his thoughts on our latest event which saw us Pop Up at a car boot sale in the Swadlincote/Measham area. The idea of the Pop Up Archives going to a car boot sale seemed so natural – as a car boot sale is itself … Continue reading The Car-Boot’s Guide to a Beautiful Bargain