Our outreach work shares and celebrates our Island story
throughout our community
Working with our local partners helps us to understand and connect with each other and with our Island – its amazing places, people and stories.
We’ve been working with the clients and residents of Andium Homes, Jersey Mencap, the Youth Service, Age Concern, Headway and La Moye Prison, just to name a few.
Our programme for 2024 sees the following projects taking shape:
- Colour our Collection – Get creative with colouring sheets based on paintings in our collection whilst we share the stories of that painting.
- Citizen Curator: ‘Your Connection to our Collection’ – Choose an item that you are drawn to. Then, take part in a creative writing workshop based on the objects that you have chosen in order to create two community exhibitions in 2024.
- Loans Boxes & Talks – We have a selection of objects that we can bring to you. Looking at objects, wondering at their use, sharing memories and telling stories can help people connect with each other.
- Cold War Bunker Tours – Come and visit our Cold War Bunker. From gas masks and radiation suits to Geiger counters, maps and emergency procedures, the bunker has been frozen in time since it was abandoned when the threat had passed. The bunker is a reminder of the impact the Cold War and the threat of a nuclear attack had on the lives of the Islanders and the rest of the world.
Some of the projects that we have facilitated have included taking our ‘What’s your Street Story’ talks to the residents of Andium Homes as a way of connecting locals to the areas in which they live.
We have run several art workshops with the members of Jersey Mencap, with the focus being on a local Jersey Artist or a painting from our collection.
There is also the opportunity to visit sites like the ‘Cold War Bunker’ that has been untouched since the 1980’s.