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News from the Museum

Great news! Kingsmead Quarry, Horton has been nominated for Current Archaeology's 'Rescue Dig of the Year 2015'!

Please vote for the project by visiting the Current Archaeology website (http://www.archaeology.co.uk/vote) and voting for 'Neolithic houses: exploring a prehistoric landscape at Kingsmead Quarry'. You can also learn much more about the project by visiting the Wessex Archaeology website http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/projects/horton2013

Reconstruction of the rare 'Beaker' burial of 'Copper Age' date (2500-2200 BC) found at Kingsmead Quarry, Horton. Items on display at Windsor & Royal Borough Museum.

Beyond the Castle Walls Video

Check out our video showing some of the great things that took place during the project, 'Beyond the Castle Walls'. The project was commissioned by the Libraries, Arts & Heritage Service for the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project aimed to encourage local, national and international visitors to the Windsor & Royal Borough Museum and urge new audiences to appreciate the history of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.

Arts centre app to get children excited about Windsor history

The Firestation arts centre, based in St Leonards Road, Windsor, are creating an app with media artist Meg Mosley to get young children to value the Museum, get into history and have fun. Meg, in the guise of her alter-ego Megastar, addresses subjects such as the Women's Land Army during the Second World War, the Victorian era, and the 1960s and 1970s. The app is now in post-production and will be available on iTunes, Android and our website soon. Get a taste of the app by watching this video. http://vimeo.com/95947385

Community Case - Maidenhead Operatic Society

Three Curatorial Volunteers, Janice Carter, Lindsey Jennings and Pam Marson have set up the first Community Case in association with Windsor & Royal Borough Museum and the Heritage Lottery Fund project, Beyond the Castle Walls. The Community Case strategy was developed to enable community groups to propose and create their own displays with the help of the Museum. Janice, Lindsey and Pam decided their display would exhibit items from the Maidenhead Operatic Society. The display was set up on Wednesday 15th October in Windsor Library with the help of Lou Tait, Vice Chair and Director of MOS and Jenny Harris, Costume Designer. Later in the year the display will move to the Museum. Pop along to the Library and see the wonderful work they've done. A big thank you to all involved and to Alice Watson for developing the strategy.

Lou Tait, Vice Chair and Director of MOS, Lindsey Jennings, Curatorial Volunteer, Jenny Harris, Costume Designer for MOS, Janice Carter, Curatorial Volunteer and Pam Marson, Curatorial Volunteer

Community Case - Maidenhead Operatic Society

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Modified: 2015-08-14
Published: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:49:00
Author: Allison Helyer
Editor: Allison.Helyer
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