|Hot chocolate and then a trip to the IMAX to see Batman|
This week I also attended the acquisitions subcommittee meeting. They looked over recent proposals for acquisitions, looking at any drawbacks or gaps in Emu, they then agreed on accepting proposals. The second half of the meeting, the individual who had organised the acquisition came in to answer any questions on it and they considered if any items need conservation. I attended another meeting that day which was the WW1 concept meeting. Focus groups had been held on the topics of War, WW1 and the Museum’s proposal for the centenary of WW1. The chair reported back what had been found. It was really interesting finding out different people’s opinions on war and finding out what effects it had on different age groups. Many said that in an exhibition they want the truth and personal accounts. They want to come away having been affected by what they had seen. There was a lot of positive feedback for the Museum’s proposal which was very encouraging and we spent the rest of the meeting reflecting on that feedback and brainstorming ideas for the exhibition.