Our Travelling Museum – Garland Junior
On 16th June 2021, we visited Garland Junior School to share a number of objects that explored ‘What it means to Travel?’ This forms part of our work for Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller History Month (GRTHM), which you can learn more about on our blog and social media channels.
We began by looking at a painting from The MERL collection, seeing what we could learn from it about people who travel, what might be important to them, and why.
We then shared objects from our collection that represented the different lives of those who have travelled in the past, such as Gypsy Roma, canal folk, evacuees, migrant workers and hop-pickers. The students were then asked to think about an object they would like to take with them on a journey. Many of them chose objects that were dear to them, whilst others went for a more practical route.
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