Created in Birmingham has pointed us to a wonderul new blog written by Joanae Penn about Victorian Birmingham. Joanne Penn is writing about a range of subjects, from the Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies service moving to the Grade II listed Georgian Molinuex Hotel to new work at Bantock House:
With just over 2 weeks to go until opening, The Victorian Rooms at Bantock House are still being developed but are starting to take the shape now of the Lady’s bedroom and children’s nursery.
There is a lot more work that goes into these exhibitions than what you would think, it hasn’t just been thrown together! From ripping the floor up to lay a new one to designing not just the space but the pieces of furniture that will be in it, making the furniture, selecting the objects- each step is carefully thought about and executed by various members of staff.
Created in Birmingham interviewed Joanne to find out what she makes oof blogging:
I was terrified but really excited all at the same time. I have never done anything like this before, I don’t even have a Facebook or Myspace! I also don’t get on too well with computers, but I love researching and learning especially about local things.
Enjoy it Joanne and keep in touch.