Women’s Pop-Up Museum to hold its launch event

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The Women’s Pop-Up Museum will be holding a community launch event tomorrow (Saturday) from 11am at Hastings Museum.

The project was started by Hastings’ own Women’s Voice in March and was expected to run until June. The Heritage Lottery funded Project aimed to explore why women, especially those from marginalised communities do not visit and engage with museums.

Bev Jenkins, who was involved in the project, said: “The original project had women start with what they would put in a museum, what objects from their homes they valued and what stories could they tell about those objects. Chris Saunders, of createlearnconnect, was a fantastic co-ordinator of the programme and kick-started us in to thinking about our homes, what we keep as special, and what meanings and stories those objects hold. We created work around our original objects using textiles, mosaic, tiles and writing. Some of these original objects – pages from Grandad’s diary, Mum’s glamorous skirt and handbag, wedding photos, a Sindy doll and so on are on display at the museum.” It is inviting women to sign up at the exhibition for free workshops to be held in January. Visit the Facebook page womenspopupmuseum.