Thursday 10th September – 7:30pm
Are our Museums safe from closure?  – Dr. Ceri Jones.

This summer the popular Snibston Discovery Museum in Leicestershire has closed, following on from the closure of Stamford Museum and the temporary closure of the Silk Mill Museum in Derby – all by county councils trying to save money.

A strong argument for keeping museums open is increasing evidence that they improve the wellbeing of individuals and communities, as well as providing education and tourist interest. Dr. Ceri Jones was one of the authors of Mind, Body, Spirit a project which investigated how local museums improve the health and wellbeing of communities in the East Midlands. Her talk will discuss the project’s key findings and the often unseen benefits that museums provide.

Dr. Jones works at Leicester University’s nationally renowned Research Centre for Museums and Galleries.
Admission Free – All Welcome