Period Telephone Audio Point – Mill Green Museum
– Emily Shepperson, Curator at Mill Green Museum
The location of the mill is home to the Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service who oversee the premises of the museum (alongside the Welwyn Roman Baths). To also include; three galleries that house local artefacts and a programme of special temporary exhibitions.
One of the museum’s current temporary exhibitions is Uniform for Life: What We Wear For Work And Play. Visitors can discover the purpose of work uniform by looking at how the dress code’s have changed over time. We were contacted by the museum’s service who were looking for an audio point to install at their exhibit. To match with the exhibit’s theme, our Period Telephone Audio Point was chosen.
Visitors dial a number that activates a selection of audio clips related to the exhibitions theme or dress codes. The museum’s exhibition has been a big success with visitors and has allowed them to learn about the diverse history of uniforms over the decades.