Full Oral History Interviews
There have been little segments of oral histories spread throughout the resource but here, you can listen to the full recordings for each individual. Cover letters containing a synopsis and timings of what is in the recordings are also included.
An oral history interview from Imogen Cox, a learning officer for Leicester Museums. She talks her role within the museum, the workshops that Leicester Museums offer and the development of the service. She also discusses the importance of being 'hands on' and how technology is not making a big impact upon the learning sessions offered.
An oral history interview from Linda Harding, Outreach Officer at Leicester Museum.She discusses her role in depth along with examples of the community work that she does. This can be exhibitions with community groups or library cases. She discusses the development of the dementia project and the difficulties with the elements of particpation and getting people into the museum. There is a description of the development in the attitude towards engagement and inclusion within the museum and argues the outreach is an important aspect of a museum's work.
An oral history interview from Philip French, Curator of Leicester History in Leicester Museums. He talks about his role within the museum and how it has changed and also how exhibitions and collections within Newarke Houses especially have developed. There is some discussion about the engagement with community groups and their involvement in exhibitions. He mentions about the purpose of a museum to educate and entertain and how this purpose has developed over the years.