Community projects

We are always interested in working with community and special interest groups.  For more information or if you have an idea contact;

stephanie@fusiliermuseumlondon.org

 


Completing the Picture

Completing the picture is a community research project organised by The Fusilier Museum London. Volunteer researchers help the museum explore subjects which have not previously received much attention. The projects culminate in an exhibition, displayed in a local library or community venue, and a celebration event which brings together interested members of the public and the Regiment.

With the focus upon the centenary the museum has been working with local volunteers to research and display the First World War material in the museum’s collection.

The first exhibition of the centenary period, ‘Voices from the Front: A Personal Account of the Great War’ was held at the Barbican Music Library in 2014. The exhibition explored the experiences of everyday soldiers, as told through their own words, using a number of wonderful First World War diaries. The diaries contain the personal recollections of the soldier’s, as well as beautiful drawings and sketches.

 

To see the full exhibition (slides 1 – 7) follow this link: Voices from the Front: A Personal Account of the Great War

The next exhibition will be at the Guildhall library in June 2015. More details to follow…


 

Voices from the Front

In June and July 2014 the Fusilier museum is being joined by 20 work experience students. Each group of students will have the chance to research and record the First World War experience of Royal Fusiliers in 1914.

Voices from the Front 2014

For 2014 the museum invited young people aged 14-18 to take part in the project as part of their work experience.  Participants will spend a week working at the museum, researching the history of the Fusiliers and the experiences of Fusiliers as war w
as declared in 1914. As well as undertaking research in the archive and handling the historic artefacts the students will produce a oral history recording quoting from original material as well as their material. These stories will be added to the touch screen in the museum’s medal gallery and will also be available to listen to online.

 


 

Who am I?

In July and August 2013 the Fusilier museum was being joined by 20 work experience students. Each group of students will have the chance to research and write the biography of a Fusilier whose medals we have on display in our medal gallery.

Who am I? 2013

For 2013 the museum invited young people aged 14-18 to take part in the project as part of their work experience.  Participants will spend a week working at the museum, researching the history of the Fusiliers and the service

history of one of the Fusilier’s medal winners. As well as undertaking research in the archive and handling the historic artefacts the students will produce a powerpoint slide with details of their Fusiliers story to enhance the touch screen in the medal gallery and for the use of all future visitors to the museum.

Read more and see the finished projects from July

Read more and see the finished projects from August


To see community projects which took place in the previous project Fusilier Advance! Please follow this link: 

Fusilier Advance Community Projects 2010 – 2012

 

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