Mythstories is embarking on a Research project called “Telling Our Stories With Museum Collections”. We’ll be working with the University of Chester, The Centre for Research into Education, Creativity and the Arts through Practice (RECAP), Storyhouse, Chester and two primary schools: Teagues Bridge in Telford and St. Anthony’s in Saltney, Flintshire. We’ll be sharing the results broadly! To quote from the University’s information to schools:

“The aim of the study is to find out whether the creation of mini-museums within a school setting, including the collaborative creation of and presentation of exhibitions, can enhance the learning experience of primary school pupils. These mini-museums will be created using artefacts from Mythstories Museum in Shrewsbury, and will engage teachers and pupils in the practice of storytelling. The findings will be used to inform future teaching practices and curriculum development.”

This post will grow as the project continues, so come back regularly to see what we and the team are up to.

9th June: Our exhibits have been gathered together in a Staff Common Room at University Centre Shrewsbury so the schools can choose which artefacts will make up their ‘mini museums’.

The project is funded by the University of Chester.