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Exhibition Researcher: Tudor Suffolk

We are developing plans for an exhibition which will explore what life was like in Tudor Suffolk.

We will look a what was life in Suffolk like at this time, what was the population like, how have we formed our understanding of this period of history and what is the  legacy of this time period?

You could help in the early stages to shape the direction of the exhibition, including what themes, stories, and content we include. Starting by looking into key events, people, and places were significant to Tudor Suffolk.

This challenge will initially be done from home using online sources and accessible resources. With the later possibility to access material from the Suffolk Archive Branches (Ipswich, Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds) via digitised materials, or in person in line with local guidance at that time which we will continually review.

What's involved?

Working with the Exhibition and Interpretation Officer:

  • Conduct contextual and archival research to discover stories and archive documents to include in an exhibition exploring life in Tudor Suffolk.
  • With the Exhibition and Interpretation officer develop key themes for the exhibition and expand potential content within these.
  • In liaison with the Exhibition and Interpretation Officer, create an effective system to log research carried out by volunteers.
  • Opportunities to work on developing content into display plans.
  • Opportunities to develop content into display text and captions.
  • Support evaluation of the exhibition and volunteering with requested project information and feedback.

Why get involved?

  • Opportunity to develop research and critical thinking skills
  • Opportunity to discover hidden, or previously untold histories
  • See research developed through into display
  • Opporutnity to develop writing skills
  • Enjoyment and fulfillment
  • Travel expenses are funded

How to get involved?

  1. Sign into your account or sign up to Volunteer Makers.
  2. Accept the challenge.
  3. Await a response from Suffolk Archives with more information.

Ideal Skills

  • Copywriting
  • Reading/Storytelling
  • Working independently
  • Working with Databases

Ideal Interests

  • Exhibition Installation
  • Local History
  • Social history

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