Greetings and warm wishes from Nottingham News Centre CIC and its industrial heritage project
BLACK MINERS MUSEUM
With valuable support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) Midlands & East, partners and made possible by National Lottery Players.
We hope you will become part of this project, just contact us to find out more.
Black Miners Museum Project, led by Nottingham News Centre CIC, aims to grow lasting partnerships with existing mining museums and industrial-related museums across the UK, by enriching and enhancing current visitor exhibitions and displays through the integration of recently unearthed narratives, memories and creative representations of former coal miners of black/ African-Caribbean heritage within UK mining history. Through the inclusion and access to selected new material such as: images, audio, film, research, rare artefacts, art installations and 3D digital concepts, visitors will learn more about the diverse stories from former British coalfields workers.
Communities Inc. Nottingham
National Coal Mining Museum for England (NCMMfE)
Nottingham Industrial Museum & Wollaton Hall
Woodhorn Mining Museum Northumberland
Durham Mining Museum
as well as a variety of additional, supporting organisations and individuals from around the world.
This heritage project is led by volunteers from across the UK and focuses on collating and sharing the experiences of former coal miners of African Caribbean heritage, exhibited through a variety of media-based, creative art forms.
With valuable support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) and National Lottery Players, the project will also:
• Implement contributions to exhibitions from volunteers and the public through advisory group meetings
• Create new heritage related employment and training opportunities for people
• Create an e-learning accredited, qualification in mining heritage as part of heritage leadership training and professional development
• Create new digital resources and develop the Black Miners Museum Project online archive
• Host mining museum events for the public, opening the new exhibitions, inviting community organisations and school groups from within former mining areas to participate and to celebrate achievement.
Help us continue this valuable work preserving and sharing mining heritage, after our project completion, by making a donation today.
Due to the resounding success of Nottingham News Centre’s various industrial heritage projects: Miners of African Caribbean Heritage,Narratives from Nottinghamshire (2015-2016) and Digging deep Coal Miners of African Caribbean Heritage National Narratives from across the UK (2017-2018) and the momentum gained from a renewal in public interest into mining heritage, this exciting project will expand and increase public awareness and access to industrial and social heritage plus initiate a richer understanding of the contributions made to Britain’s industrial past by miners of African Caribbean heritage and from other diverse communities, from across the UK and beyond.
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