MAY 00] HERBERT ART GALLERY & MUSEUM NEWS
People Keep Going To Home Front Display
exhibition detailing the lives of Coventry people in the Home Front
has proved so popular that it has been extended until the end of the
than 30,000 people have already visited the Go To It! Working for
Victory at the Herbert Art Gallery since it was formally opened by the
Queen in March.
exhibition has been organised by the museum with the Imperial War
Museum to remember the contribution people made to the war effort in
England between 1939 and 1945.
SMOULDERING AFTER IT WAS BOMBED IN THE WAR
from houses have been re-created, and an air raid shelter has been
are also excerpts of Coventry people’s recollections of their time
in the city when it suffered heavy bombing and was the first city in
the country to be blitzed.
audio extracts are available for use on touch-screen computers as part
of the Oral History project.
LIFE ON THE HOME
experiences of ordinary people are being recorded as part of a scheme
to preserve memories of city life.
Mrs Joan Wright, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Cultural Development
praised the decision to extend the exhibition.
am thrilled that the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum are able to host
such an exclusive exhibition which has been well attended.
exhibition is a marvellous tribute to everyone who worked on the
Home Front during the War.
deals with rationing, blackouts, air raids and working on wartime
also wanted people to remember the lighter moments and have arranged
a full programme of tea dances with music from John Spencer's dance
hope that everyone takes time out to come and remember this part of
Coventry's fascinating history."
to the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum and the future tea dances is
free. For more details please telephone 024 7683 2386. Minicom 024