You have the opportunity to get involved in ‘One Grain’ - a one-off research project taking place at the old Brass Foundry at Bewdley Museum. During July, one object from the museum collections will be investigated every day by a team of volunteers, visitors, staff, and invited experts.
The first object will be a tiny apothecary’s weight, a ‘one grain’ brass measure forged in the Exley foundry that now forms part of the museum. The One Grain team will work together to build a giant biography starting with a single object. At the end of the month of research, we will transform the findings into an exhibition.
Councillor Sally Chambers, Cabinet Member for Health Wellbeing and Housing said,
“This is a really unusual and interesting project that will bring to life lots of objects that we look after at the Museum. It’s a great opportunity to get involved with local people and explore our heritage and history.”
The project is sure to interest people of all ages and backgrounds, so come along to the Museum in July and help us follow leads, pursue hunches, and find out all we can, starting with this ‘One Grain’ weight.”
You can book in for a ‘One Grain’ session with the Tourist Information Centre in person, or by contacting 0845 607 7819. You can just drop by when you have time, to learn what we have discovered. You can join in everyday throughout July between 10am and 4pm. There will a number of competitions taking place too. Entry is free. There is more information on Bewdley Museum's website
One Grain is a commission by artist Joshua Sofaer for Bewdley Museum. Animation and graphic design is by Annlin Chao. This project is being supported by funding from the Arts Council and Friends of Bewdley Museum.
There will be regular demonstrations throughout the project. Updates will be posted on the Museum’s Facebook page. More information on the artist is available from Joshua’s website .