A Modern Act of Remembrance

By Judith Phillips

Last Saturday saw the launch of A Modern Act of Remembrance, a collection of pieces of creative writing by three Northumbria University students.  They were responding to WWI material in the archives and on loan for the project, and also to objects and spaces in the museum and the park.  Two of the students and their tutor read an extract each, and I have to confess that I found the pieces very moving.  Copies of A Modern Act of Remembrance will be available in the museum for visitors to borrow and read during a visit (please return them after use – there’s only a limited supply).

The launch was part of the morning’s event which was part of a series of Open meetings throughout the project’s lifetime.  Volunteers talked about their experiences of doing online and more traditional research, and inputting information into the database, and people attending were given a quick preview of talks and events planned for 2017 (see Dates for your diary.)