Building news – all about the Artists
The artists have been busy throughout the year researching, meeting with volunteers, visitors and staff, preparing and finally making. The mosaic panels and the textile panels are now complete and are here for visitors to come and see. If you are visiting the new Heritage Hub, have a look at the artwork and see how heritage can be presented in very different and beautiful ways. Continue reading
After 18 months of building work, the end is approaching and we will soon be able to take possession of our lovely new facilities.
If you have visited Gloucestershire Archives since the newly refurbished public area re-opened you will have noticed that we are still a building site. Phase two of the build is now in full swing with the new training suite under construction. We are looking forward to the end of August when all the building work will be completed. Continue reading
I love museums, and I love Liverpool, so the opportunity to combine both for work seemed almost too good to be true. Continue reading
Do you take photographs? Would you like to see your photograph displayed in the new Heritage Hub at Gloucestershire Archives? If your answer is yes then read on…
We are currently transforming our building in Alvin Street Gloucester and are seeking high quality photographs to celebrate the beauty of the local landscape.
Three winning photos will form feature walls inside the new Heritage Hub buildings, where they will be seen by over 10,000 visitors each year. Continue reading
The new Heritage Hub is open to visitors! by Kim Kenny
As with any building work we have had our ups and downs, plenty of mess, noise and unexpected delays, but all that is behind us now and we are very happy as we begin an exciting new chapter in the history of Gloucestershire Archives.
As one of our first visitors commented, ‘the new space is so much lighter and brighter. And, someone has been very clever because there is so much more space. Really good.’
Another visitor simply said ‘Very swish.’
The plastering is finished, the electrics signed off, walls are being painted, carpets and the furniture ordered. We will soon be moving back into the re-built Heritage Hub.
To make the move as smooth as possible and so all staff are available to help get everything back into place the Archives will close for two weeks from 4.30pm Thursday 8th March. We will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 27 March. Continue reading
My name is Julia O’Connell and I am one of the artists working at Gloucestershire Archives.
My arts practice is in textiles and I am creating wall panels that celebrate and feature local archives. Continue reading
The building work is gathering pace with much activity taking place particularly inside the building.
The new windows along the front of the building have been reinstated. (The view on the left was taken from the site manager’s office.) Continue reading
Artists for Gloucestershire Archives
This week we’ve been celebrating the national #ExploreArchives campaign, so it seemed appropriate to demonstrate just how many ways there are of exploring the collections.
If you have visited the Archives’ garden lately you will have noticed that there is a very large oak tree trunk lying on the ground. This is the raw material for our new vertical sculpture to be carved by Cheltenham based sculptor Natasha Houseago. The tree trunk is two and a half metres long and has a diameter of about half a metre. Or if you still hanker for the olden days, 15 feet long and about 20 inches across.