Over the past few weeks, Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery has been working with freelance Education Consultant, Barbara Touati-Evans on a new resource for visiting school groups. The resource, which will take the form of a part taught workshop at the Museum, addresses the theme of slavery and exploitation, making links between both historic and contemporary examples. Here’s what Barbara had to say about the project:
“So far my research has focused on artefacts from the Museum collections and evidence from both the Museum archive and documents from the County Records Office in Warwick. I have uncovered some startling facts about the employment of young children locally during the Victorian period, particularly in areas of heavy industry.
Early on in the project, we decided to focus on the Museum collection and local history resources linking the Victorian period and exploitative working conditions. In many ways these can be mirrored in conditions seen in developing countries and this is the point I hope pupils will take on board, that slavery takes many forms and still exists.”
The workshop will be available to schools to book later in the year. If you would like more details of the project please contact Matt Johnson the Museum Outreach Officer on 024 7635 0720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org