Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Opening On Friday April 1st

We're opening the museum on Friday so welcome to 2011!! Thanks to Gerry & Vannessa Greenslade and Dee Pearce who've worked tirelessly over the last few weeks to clean & paint the museum & generally get it ready for opening. Graham spent the afternoon cleaning & re-lighting the shrine so it should look spic and span by Friday. See you Friday or beyond.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hot Floor Action

Graham & Dee have been a pair of old scrubbers this week as they try to transform the upper gallery floor that has been caked with 6 years of varnish & grime. We were going to replace the flooring but at around £600 it was just too expensive so with some specialist floor cleaning products & much elbow grease I think it's coming up a treat. Not sure if this pic shows it well enough but there is a distinct difference between scrubbed & unscrubbed.

German translation

Great news for German visitors. We have just received a full German translation of the guide book from Susanna Supper who visited the Museum last year and offered us a free translation. We will be putting the information onto laminated cards next to the accompanying exhibits as we have with the French translations.

Friday, March 04, 2011

60th Anniversary Book

Well all is very exciting as I have just sent the 60th anniversary book 'The Museum of Witchcraft~A Magical History' off to the printers today. A total of 47 people have put forward their essays/poems/artworks which have been collected in this book which will originally be published as a cloth bound limited edition of 250 copies. It also contains a short Cecil Williamson biography, an article Cecil wrote about his museums, a rundown on the Richel Eldermans Collection & a piece on the 2004 flood. See the previous post for info on the book launch date.