Thursday, 22 November 2012

VERVE in the news!

Word is spreading about the VERVE project! See the article in the Oxford Mail (or click the picture).

Image of Museum staff in the galleries
© Oxford Mail (Newsquest Media Group)

We are starting to build ideas, plans and contacts. We've come up with a project badge (see right) that reveals the project's practical focus on how people around the world need, make and use things. We will use this to badge public events and new digital content - do you like it?

Another immediate task is recruitment and we hope to appoint four staff in new collections, curatorial, education and communications posts, in place for the new year.

We are also cracking on with our re-lighting programme, which will take place between now and March 2013. More than 100 metres of new LED projectors will be fitted around the areas on all three floors where we have scheduled redisplays. These LEDs will allow us to light these sections of the galleries more efficiently and more flexibly than was possible with the old fibre-optics. This work may entail partial, temporary closures of some gallery space, so do check at the information point when you visit.

Man on ladder cleaning area where new light boxes to be installed

Man on ladder installing LED projector box
Our electrician from RT Harris cleans the space before
installing the new LED projector