Wisbech museum curator guest speaker at school talk

09:58 31 January 2014

Jes Fernie.

Jes Fernie.

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A curator was the guest speaker at a Fenland school’s twilight lecture.

Wisbech and Fenland Museum curator Jes Fernie spoke at Wisbech Grammar School on Wednesday.

She has organised the “History rising” project in Norwich, Cambridge, London and Wisbech,

In a question and answer session following her talk, she argued that no displays were neutral and she attacked the idea of filling museums with interactive technology.

She said: “It’s like the curators are trying to compete with computer games makers.”

The next in the series of twilight lectures is by past pupil Mike Rose, a member of the British Antarctic Survey.

A science engineer who has also worked on the new Halley research station project, Mr Rose, who attended the school from 1975 to 1980, holds the polar medal for services to Antarctic science, which was awarded by the Queen in 1999.

His presentation, on March 17, is at the school’s Dwight centre from 4.10pm-5.10pm.

Admission is free and more information is available at 01945 583631.

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