I’ve been getting about a bit these days
It all started at the Ashmolean’s Arty Party family fun day
I helped to man the table in the Asian art area taking the children’s inspired drawings and making them into pendants using coloured card string and sticky back plastic
Was brilliant fun with some lovely people and was good to learn that I can cope with loads of children
Then my first day volunteering at the Oxford Museum had me getting the lay of the galleries, tidying up and being surrounded by children in their amazing Dinosaur room.
Then in the afternoon Claire Cadwaladr and other volunteers and I got a guided tour of the Museum Warehouse over at Standlake. I was a very very happy bunny . I’m back for more this week, helping out at Reception and in their lovely cafe.
On Friday night was another Ashmolean Live event, this one about Music:
“Working in partnership with the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Music the evening will explore the relationship between music and technology over the last century through free workshops, demonstrations, and performances.”
We lurked about the Museum handing out programs, floor plans and helped the visiting public find their way and enjoy the event. The Theremin artist, Lydia Kavina overlooking the Atrium was magical. You might remember it’s sound from the theme of Midsomer Murders. Also captivating was the fascinating science lab Ethometric Museum created in The European Art Gallery by Ray Lee.
The Live events are a wonderful and free way to wander around the museum til late after work, stumbling upon the unexpected or guided by the program. As volunteers we got to look around and take part in the event