What’s going on…?

Thursday 25 April at 2.30pm, and Tuesday 30 April at 10.30am: Exhibition Briefings

Adrian Green will be giving briefings on the forthcoming Augustus John exhibition: ‘Augustus John: Drawn from Life’.

There is no need to RSVP for this event.

Tuesday 7 May: Volunteer Workshop – Make a ‘Rupert’ Parachutist

Times: 10.30am-12.30pm

Join us in making mini ‘Rupert’ parachutists to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Nicknamed ‘Rupert’s’, these decoy parachutists were made of sack cloth filled with sand, straw or wood shavings. They were parachuted over enemy territory to create the false impression of a very large invasion force. On 6 June 1944 aircraft dropped 500 Rupert’s along the French coast to divert German troops away from the actual zones. The mini ‘Rupert’s’ will go on display in the Apache café at the Army Flying Museum in June 2019. At the workshop there will also be a selection of handling items relating to D-Day, including a replica ‘Rupert’ parachutist. No sewing skills necessary.

To book a place on the workshop please email me or call 01722 332151.

Thursday 9 May and Tuesday 14 May: Volunteer Coffee Mornings

Times 10.30am-12pm

Come along to meet other volunteers and have tea, coffee and cake with us! The Learning Project Officer and two volunteers  will be giving a talk entitled:  ‘Look Again: Discovering Centuries of Fashion’. Hear about this exciting costume project working with youth groups and Art Society volunteers. See some of the gems buried in our costume store! The project will result in a re-designed costume gallery at the museum – come along to find out more.

There is no need to RSVP for this event.

Monday 20 May at 11am-12pm, and Thursday 23 May 10am-11am: Dementia Friends Information Sessions

Sarah Gregson, the new Community Curator for Salisbury Museum, will be running these Dementia Friends Information Sessions as part of National Dementia Action Week (21-26 May 2019). Later this year we will be starting to run a monthly memory group at the museum for people living with Dementia and their carers. This means that we will see more people with Dementia coming to the museum. We would like staff and volunteers to be confident in engaging with people with Dementia and their carers. These information sessions are run by volunteer Dementia Friends Champions, who are trained and supported by Alzheimer’s Society. During the session you will learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities. If you can’t make either of these sessions we will be running more of these training events in the future on different days and times.

To book a place on the workshop please email me or call 01722 332151.