HEDON MUSEUM is open for the last day today for its Earth, Steel and Fire exhibition before closing until February 2014.
Hedon Museum exists to preserve and display the social history of the Town of Hedon and South Holderness. It opened in 1996 and is managed by a Committee of 11 people supported by over 30 other volunteers.
The Museum is one of the few run by volunteers to be awarded Arts Council accreditation, which sets nationally agreed standards for UK museums. To qualify, museums must meet standards on how they are managed, for the services they offer and on how they care for collections. The accreditation scheme is regarded as one of the most innovative and effective developments in the museum sector.
Julie Marshall is the Exhibitions Manager at the Museum. She says she got involved after offering to help out for a ‘short time’ – but now over 12 years later she’s still busy preparing and promoting the regular programme of displays and special events.
The man whose knowledge and expertise helps to record and preserve the Museum’s artefacts is Dr Martin Craven. Working tirelessly and modestly behind the scenes, Julie acknowledges that Martin is one of the key volunteers behind the Museum’s success.
Martin is currently researching a major exhibition to be held in July/August 2014, to commemorate the centenary of the declaration of the Great World. In March this year he issued an appeal asking if any readers have memorabilia from World War One, or information concerning relatives or residents of South Holderness who served in the Great War.
The Great War will be one of a number of fascinating exhibitions to be held in 2014 – more information on these will be made available in the New Year.
For information on the exhibitions held this year, then visit our archive pages: Hedon Museum Exhibitions 2013.
The Museum is always eager to welcome new volunteers – if you would like to help out with the Museum Society then contact 01482 890908 or 01482 891050.