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How would you like to engage with museum collections online? That's what Wisbech and Fenland Museum is asking local people.

While the historic building has been closed the museum team has kept in touch with the public every way it can online, via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook posts and a lively variety of events and activities, all of which can be seen on its website.

Now, while ongoing renovations keep its doors shut for a while longer, the New Conversations project funded by the Museums Association is well underway to research ways to increase digital access to Wisbech Museum's remarkably rich collection of objects and texts.

May Queen celebrations, 19 May 1955. Lillian Ream. Wisbech & Fenland Museum. (50419312)
May Queen celebrations, 19 May 1955. Lillian Ream. Wisbech & Fenland Museum. (50419312)

Project officer Sarah Coleman said: “Museums worldwide are increasing access to their collections by making use of a variety of digital platforms. We have some amazing objects in Wisbech and we have been testing ways to show these digitally.

"Once again we are asking for the support of the community to take part in a survey.

“We'd really love as many people as possible, even if they aren't already following the museum online, to fill out the survey, which runs to the end of September.”

A selection of objects and photographs from the Museum collection. Wisbech & Fenland Museum. (50419320)
A selection of objects and photographs from the Museum collection. Wisbech & Fenland Museum. (50419320)

The survey has been developed by an independent consultant on behalf of the Museum and takes around five minutes to complete. It can be accessed on the Museum website, through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and here at: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/WFMDIGSURVEY21/

If you require a large print copy please contact the museum on 01945 583817.

A selection of John Peck's diaries. Sarah Cousins, Wisbech & Fenland Museum. (50419323)
A selection of John Peck's diaries. Sarah Cousins, Wisbech & Fenland Museum. (50419323)


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