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Monday, 25 February 2013

Clockwise, a digital legacy for an exhibition by the Ceredigion Museum Young Curators

Showcasing on The People’s Collection Wales

Creating a digital legacy for temporary exhibitions has never been easier! As is being demonstrated by a group of Young Curators from Ceredigion Museum.

Aged fourteen to seventeen, the Young Curators from Ceredigion Museum include Welsh Baccalaureate pupils from local secondary schools. The group worked together in Autumn 2012 to create a fun filled and innovative temporary exhibition at the Museum Gallery in Aberystwyth. The temporary exhibition was called ‘Clockwise’ and it offered a fascinating glimpse into the history of Ceredigion through the eyes of the Young Curators. Aspects of town life through the decades was explored, from the 1800s to the modern day. The exhibition answered questions such as: Why did people come into town? What did they wear there? And what did they see and hear in the town?

Whilst the exhibition was on display in the museum gallery visitors could enjoy a diverse selection of images and objects, some from the museum collection and some created by the Young Curators themselves. The display included a montage of film from the 1970s, a gruesome chemist’s shop window from the 1920s and a beautiful woollen day dress from the mid-1800s. As the ‘Clockwise’ exhibition highlighted, however, ‘time waits for no man’ and change is inevitable; on the 19 January 2013 it was time for the Young Curators to take down their temporary exhibition and start researching another aspect of the museum’s collection.

With support from The People’s Collection learning officer Anna Evans, who is based at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments Wales, the ‘Clockwise’ exhibition now has a digital future. The Young Curators from Ceredigion Museum are now curating a collection on The People’s Collection Wales website, creating a digital legacy for their exhibition.

You can view the first item uploaded @

Keep an eye out for further blog entries as the full collection is uploaded onto The People’s Collection Wales.

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