The following events are being held at Frome Museum
FROME TUNNELS TALK
Saturday 6th July 14:30 to 16:00
Event Code: 614
Description: The Frome Tunnels Project is a group of “tunnel myth” enthusiasts investigating the popular folklore of the legend of Frome tunnels. This is yet another chance for those who missed the last years talk to learn of their site investigations, historical document research, interviews and tip offs.
BEHIND THE SCENES AT FROME MUSEUM
Monday 8th July 14:00 to 15:30
Wednesday 10th July 14:00 to 15:30
Friday 12th July 14:00 to 15:30
Event Code: 807,
Description: On the ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour of Frome Heritage Museum you will visit the vaulted basements in Bridge Street, the ‘cantilever’ staircase in the main entrance, the lower and upper exhibition Galleries, the Library and Collections Room. This is an opportunity for you to step over the rope barriers and go through the ‘staff only ‘ doors to see what we have and what we do.
CASTING THE WORLD: SINGER’S GLASS PLATE NEGATIVES CONSERVATION
Saturday 13th July 14:00 to 15:30
Event Code: 1314
Price: £5.00 – the price and any donations will go towards the conservation work.
Description: The Singer photographic archive was dramatically saved from destruction by Singer’s employee Steve Francis, when he saw they were being thrown into a skip. Miraculously, many of the glass plate negatives survived, and have now been conserved as part of the Casting the World project. Sarah Allen, Photographic Materials Conservator, discusses the project, explaining how the restoration process has stabilised the objects and allowed their rich imagery to be released. Sarah will also discuss how the negatives are to be preserved and will give tips on how to care for your own family photographs.
For details of all Frome Festival events please see the Frome Festival website