Organising an exhibition involves a great deal of work covering many different areas. My role in the exhibition was to help communication across the volunteer project group and to the rest of our volunteers. I also thought about how to use social media in relation to the exhibition, and I researched one of the artists, Ben Nicholson.
I have worked at Upton for nearly two years. This is my fifth role! Upton has unique charm – from the tranquility of the gardens to our lovely volunteers and fascinating collection. It is a great place to work and one where I love helping to share my enthusiasm with visitors.
The amazing changing exhibition programme at Upton provides so many challenges. With the programme changing frequently, we make sure we give our volunteers plenty of opportunities to learn about the exhibits. This means that I have been busy preparing lots of briefing notes for volunteers about the exhibition. I regularly become a tea and coffee maker at coffee mornings!
After visiting the Grayson Perry Tapestry Exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and using their audio guide, we realised audio was a really powerful way to share the exhibition with our visitors. The research the volunteers carried out is fascinating and has helped us produce this wonderful exhibition booklet.
We recorded each volunteer reading out their research. Uploading the recording and making it available gives people the opportunity to listen to the background work that was undertaken.
There is always time for fun though. We made sure the dressing up activity had a good trial when the costumes arrived! If you visit over the next few months, let us know what you think. Please share your dressing up experiences or poster designs with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @UptonHouseNT #UptonArt