Monday, 9 June 2014

Another glimpse of work at the museum...

...if you have not yet ventured up the hill to Julian Road there is still time. The exhibition has been extended for another week...

Monday, 19 May 2014

Come and join us.....

.......for a night at the museum, well an evening anyway.
This coming Saturday 24th May 2014
join us for a glass of wine and the exhibition Industri Us
The Museum of Bath at Work
Julian Rd

See you there!

Working hard and having fun

We really do feel like part of the museum!!!

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Orders Fulfilled

We have been working hard, making responses to orders from the visitors to the museum. Here are some of the early ones.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Easter Activities

Steph and Tracey will be running more drawing activities over Easter. Come along and get involved.....

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

More on the workers of Bath.....Women - 1911

In 1911

There were 10446 female workers in Bath.
Over half, 5388 of them were employed in domestic service rolls.

                                (yes, this is Downton.....sorry!)

1911 also saw Eagle House in Batheaston used as a refuge for suffragettes recovering from ill treatment (1909-1912)
Women fighting for a voice were imprisoned and often force fed.

The workers of Bath

We are finding lots of interesting facts about Bath and its working past.

Did you know that.............

In 1854 Walcot Street was home to a basket maker, a bookbinder, a brush maker, shoe makers, a gun maker, a cutler, a hatter, a locksmith, a tailor, dressmakers, straw bonnet makers, stone masons, printers, a sign writer, a wheelwright, an umbrella maker, grocers, butchers, tea dealers, poulterers, bakers, a corn factor, a salt merchant, a tripe dealer, several markets and a chemist and druggist!

In case you are wondering, a corn factor was a middleman dealing in corn on others behalf and in the last example, apparently, a druggist is a drug seller!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Orders in the archive

The museum archive contains orders to Bowlers for custom made objects. Many of the orders are just simple line drawings made on scraps of paper ranging from note paper to wallpaper and sandpaper, anything that came to hand. 
We are running a project inviting visitors to the museum to make their own line drawing order. We will then each make an object in response.

Here are a few of the orders that we have received so far

Monday, 24 February 2014

And what did the visitors think of it?

Half Term Activities

Last week we ran some drawing activity days and they were a hit with all ages. We had some great feedback and we are looking forward to doing more in the Easter break.

Here are just a few of our visitors drawing with cogs.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Half term activities info

A busy week of presentation and preparation

We have had a busy week that has included making, preparation for our half term activities and a presentation to the museum trustees.
As well as explaining our working processes and development of ideas for the museum, we invited the trustees to try out some of our activities.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Half term activities at the museum

Sick of the wet weather and want something to do at half term? 
Come along to the Museum of Bath at Work on Julian Road, and have a go at drawing with cogs.

As part of our residence at the museum, we are running drawing activities over February half term, when the public are invited to get involved. The activities will run on Thursday 20th February (10.30-12.30, 1.30-3.30) and Saturday 22nd February (10.30-12.30, 1.30-4pm). 
Visitors can also explore the museum during these times.
Activities are free, museum entrance will be charged.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Exploring the exhibits

We are in our element!
Exploring the exhibits and developing ideas in a fabulous environment in which we are surrounded by old tools, moulds, machine parts and much more. As with the start of all new projects there are periods of inspiration and also blind alleys. Currently enjoying the challenge of both : )

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Industri us

Well, our residency has begun and we have delved into all the lovely objects that the museum has to offer.
Making will soon follow and our progress will be appearing this space.
In the meantime, check out the museum that is hosting us for the next few months

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Exciting News

Brought to you by Object Art 

The Museum of Bath at Work and Arts Council England

Industri us

We are delighted to announce that our next project Industri us brings together Object Art and The Museum of Bath at Work. We will be resident over the next few months making and exhibiting work that responds to the archive and presenting a series of workshops for visitors and schools. The residency will culminate in an event in May.
Our progress and all information regarding activities will be posted here, so keep checking back!

We are also delighted to announce that this project will be