Post 83: Moving into third gear
So to continue my motoring analogy I think we are now off the slip road and beginning to make head way on this journey. As previously mention there are various parts to the project and so far there have been tremendous strides on the Learning Studio element. This is a central tenant of the work as it will enable us to hold lots more events for children, young people and adults alike. Even us old goats can still learn as well – or so I am told.
At the moment we close to the public on Mondays, this allows us to give access to groups of mainly school children. They have the whole museum to themselves in splendid isolation, whilst this has some benefits overall it is a huge challenge. Schools don’t always want to come on Mondays and only having one day per week available severely restricts the number of people who can visit in this way. So our architects came up with a cunning plan which will give permanent daily provision for not only school parties but for groups of all ages and interests. For example we will be able to hold song writing workshop, study days, community group meetings, Hendrix story sharing sessions and sometimes in the evenings, recitals and other gatherings. Although not huge it will give us a much needed larger multi-functional space.
Thanks to the brilliantly supportive staff team at Jo Malone, who are manning up to some severe disruption whilst we put the floor of the new studio in, this amazing new space is taking shape.