Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Action packed weekend

It was certainly a hive of activity in the museum over the weekend with the lovely Simon Costin designing and putting together our new window display. Simon is an internationally renowned art director and we're so happy he was able to come down and spruce up our window. He made the fab crow by hand and we love the whole new look! I believe there may be a piece of chiffon in the mail as a finishing touch to the cauldron. It was also Simon's birthday so we hope he had a good time. Here is a pic of the crow in action and some before & after shots of the window in question. We also have the lovely Spencer & Craig & Roger in the museum wielding paintbrushes & drills as they helped with the finishing touches before the museum opens. Here are a few pics of them as well.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thanks to Philippa & Angela

Graham has been kept on his toes over the last weekend as two volunteers came down to help with preparations for the museum's 2010 season. They worked really hard & made a big difference - painting, drilling, moving objects around, putting skirting boards up ............ the list goes on. Here is a pic of them moving the witch balls from the front window in readiness for Simon Costin coming down this weekend to do the new window display. Only 2 weeks to opening - we hope you lime the new displays & the new lighting.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Modern Witchraft

Had a lovely day yesterday rearranging some of the modern witchcraft display, mainly the Stewart Farrar & Brownie Pate section. It's such a privilege to handle the magical objects that once belonged to such interesting people ad know they are being cared for in a respectful environment. As you may know Graham has donated all the artifacts in the museum to the Trust for the Preservation of the Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft so the collection will always remain together. Here I am with Brownie's elf doll - one of my favourite artifacts.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Volunteers Respond

Our first volunteer turned up for duty today and was busy waxing & polishing some new cabinets for the 'Images' display as PF conference attendees came to visit. Though not officially open it is a tradition at allow PF visitors to have a look around the museum on the Sunday after the event....it's great to see the same friendly faces each year & indeed some new people as well. Quite a few have decided to join Friends of the Museum now that they see what a benefit it is to the museum.

More volunteers are due to come in next weekend which is greatly appreciated. Here are a couple of photos of Dee performing her magic on the new cabinets.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

New Friends of the Museum Blog

Friends has a new website thanks to Gemma & Jane of Rockpool Arts. It's a much easier to access site & we hope will be more interactive than before. Check out the sire at www.friendsbmw.org.uk
We also have a blog on the site which keeps you up to date on latest Friends info. This can be accessed on:
We hope you like it - let us know!