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560, LM/003/3
Leicester City Museums Collections

Speaker: Martin, John, - , Interviewee, Male, Museum Curator;
Speaker: Shepherd, Nicola, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Curator and Keeper of Earth Sciences at New Walk Museum, Leicester since 1973. Talks about his work at the museum. Comments on making collections accessible, the museum as an institute of education and pleasure and the museum's relationship with the community. Talks about geology, research, exhibitions, visitor response and how museum exhibitions have changed since the 1970s. Mentions P.S. Doughty evaluation of Leicester museum's Geology gallery in 1975 and the Keeper of Earth Science in 1975, Mike Jones. Discusses aims and objectives of exhibition design and evaluation of exhibitions. Talks about the links between the museum and the Literary and Philosophical Society and the advantages of becoming part of the City Council, giving an example of the links to the Asian Community networks provided by the council. Mentions future development and ideas to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the museum.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
Language: English

Recording Date: 27/4/1998
Playing time: 26 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: LCMS
Summary: Yes
Transcription: Yes
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