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Opportunity to share your story as part of Royal Holloway University's 'Citizens' project

Does your museum, archive or historical society celebrate a local hero who championed liberty, justice or democracy? Is your town or village associated with a key event, movement or figure in a wider struggle for rights?

If so, then Royal Holloway University London would like to hear from you.

Royal Holloway’s 'Citizens' project aims to work with museums, archives and societies across the South East to identify, map and share local stories of liberty. In return for your involvement, they offer:

  • Free development of digital resources, including micro-documentaries and podcasts, audio-guides and promotional videos, to share your story online, in your museum or with local schools.
  • Free training in developing digital skills for your staff and volunteers.
  • Free exhibition materials to showcase your local story in the context of our wider project.
  • Mapping your story and museum on our project website, which will be promoted by the Historical Association, the AQA exam board and even Parliament.

Take at look at Egham Museum's Magna Carta resources to get an idea of the sorts of outputs you can could as a partner of this project: http://eghammuseum.org/magnacarta/resources/.

For more information please take a look at the full details attached below, and contact Dr Matthew Smith on matthew.smith@rhul.ac.uk to express your interest in being part of this project.

Full Details - Citizens Project Heritage Sector Partners