Last month, Nottingham Trent Universities Clifton Campus hosted a conference to commemorate and promote a brand new project by the campus within the Museum sector.
Members of The Workhouse Museum Network met at Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton Campus to evaluate the last five years of current projects, and launch a new strategy for new and upcoming research activity.
Hosted by the Head of History, Languages and Global Cultures at Nottingham Trent University, Dr Andrew Gritt, the event bought together academics, museum professionals and archivists to consider specific research themes related to Workhouse Museums.
The Workhouse Museum Network, is a group of separate museums whose primary objective is to persevere the history and welfare in Britain since the 18th century.
The conference laid out plans for two national research projects, as well as identifying desired outputs and impacts on the museum and heritage sector.
All future projects will be coordinated by the Workhouse Network and supported by Nottingham Trent University, with work to be primarily carried out by museum professionals, volunteers and local historians.