The Mobile Museum
Amersham’s Mobile Museum
We’ve just launched our Mobile Museum, he is named Anthony after the museum’s former chairman, Anthony del Tufo, who helped set up the museum. He was still heavily involved – particularly with the Amersham history section of our website – until he sadly passed away earlier this year (2019).
The Mobile Museum is a mobile exhibition, housed in a retro-style vehicle, which tells the story of Amersham in the 20th century. The Mobile Museum showcases a range of mixed media work, including oral history, film, photographs, documents and objects. It also includes details of artwork created by local people through the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s supported ‘the People’s Story of Amersham’ project.
Lots of local groups helped to create the Mobile Museum including Little Chalfont’s Knit & Natter group, our Chiltern Juniors Art Club, our Young Curators group and older people in our reminiscence groups. It was launched on Easter weekend, Saturday 20th and 21st April.
The Mobile Museum will travel to fetes and festivals in the local area as well as care homes and schools. If you’re interested in the Mobile Museum attending your event, please get in touch: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for the Mobile Museum has come from the National Lottery’s Heritage Fund, the HS2 Community and Environment Fund, Amersham Local Area Forum through Amersham Decides, Chiltern District Council, Amersham Action Group and the Friends of Amersham Museum.
20th Century Playlist
As part of our project we are creating ‘Amersham’s playlist of the 20th century’. We are asking people to tell us about their favourite songs and musicians of the 20th century and the song that most brings back memories. We will then create our 20th century playlist for people to listen to in the mobile museum. Please fill in the form below to tell us about your favourite music.
“Enjoyed our visit to this wonderful interactive museum where you are positively encouraged to touch things!”
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